This course will undertake a study of brahmavihāra meditation and the gradual entry into emptiness (described in the Cūḷasuññata-sutta, MN 121), relating both of these modes of practice to progress to awakening. A central focus during the study sessions will be the bodhipakkhiya dhammas, those qualities and practices that according to early Buddhism are central for liberation. This course is meant for experienced practitioners of meditation who wish to deepen their understanding and practice. The emphasis throughout the course will be on what is of practical relevance to actual meditation practice. The course will combine study and discussion sessions in the mornings with guided meditation instructions given during the silent practice periods of the rest of the day. Ann Dillon will be assisting throughout the course.
To explore how the awakening factors can be related to the meditative cultivation of the brahmaviharas and of emptiness meditation.
Prerequisite–A minimum of one other Satipatthana course with Bhikkhu Analayo.
Lottery closes May 15, 2019
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