This first course in Bhikkhu Analayo's three-part online series on Early Buddhist Meditation focuses on what is of practical relevance to actual meditation practice, informed by academic resources in understanding the four establishments of mindfulness. The meditative approach presented will combine all four establishments of mindfulness into a single continuous formal meditation practice that also relates to daily life practice.
Course Prerequisite: This program is not an introduction to meditation. To participate in this course, you need to have already sat at least two week-long meditation retreats or have already taken a residential or online meditation course with Bhikkhu Anālayo.
When registering for the first course, participants are expected to commit to all three retreats, which build on each other as one continuous program.
As we work to become a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Q&A Sessions: April 9-18, 2021, 10:30-11:30 AM. Small group meetings will also be held April 10 - 18, times will be determined the day-of. Other course materials include a daily pre-recorded video lecture and guided meditation audio file, which will be released daily at 11:30 AM and can be practiced with anytime throughout the day. Written discussion forums will be open for group communication throughout the course.
Please check the time of the group meetings in your timezone here, and please note that sessions will not be recorded.
Registration fees for online courses are nonrefundable after the course start date.