This course will undertake a study of brahmavihāra meditation and the gradual entry into emptiness as described in the Cūḷasuññata Sutta (Shorter Discourse on Emptiness), relating both of these modes of practice to progress to awakening. The emphasis throughout the course will be on what is of practical relevance to actual meditation practice.
This 6-day online practice course will include daily live Q&A sessions with Bhikkhu Anālayo (via Zoom, not recorded), daily (pre-recorded) video lectures and guided meditations, online discussion forums, and an optional small group discussion session (via Zoom). Depending on one’s individual situation and preference, this course offering is suitable for integrating into daily life, or can be used to support home-based retreat.
This course is meant for experienced practitioners of meditation who wish to deepen their understanding and practice. Participants need to be familiar with Bhikkhu Anālayo’s approach to Satipatthāna – particularly the hindrances and the awakening factors – and preferably with Mindfulness of Breathing also, by having sat a previous retreat or attended a residential study-practice course with him, or completed his online Satipatthāna course. Please provide dates and locations during the registration process. If you do not meet the prerequisite listed above, please do not proceed with registration.
Online Course: Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and teachers in our online courses. When registering for an online course, please note that you should plan to commit to attending all scheduled sessions. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this course (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:
Friday, October 23 - Thursday, October 29, 10:30-11:15 AM (The first meeting on October 23 is an optional welcome meeting.)
Please check the time of the group meetings in your timezone here, and please note that sessions will not be recorded.