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Satipatthana Meditation

Online Program
Dates: Apr 08, 2023 - Jun 10, 2023

Instructor(s): Bhikkhu Anālayo, Walt Opie, Valeria Galetto, Dawn MacDonald, Zeenat Potia, Yenkuei Chuang, Jan Rosamond

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Course Description:

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Satipaṭṭhāna Meditation is an interactive and comprehensive online program modeled on in-person programs offered globally by Venerable Bhikkhu Anālayo on the foundational mindfulness text the Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta. While based on scholarly research, the emphasis throughout this online program is on what is relevant to actual meditation practice. In order to promote accessibility and support individual learning styles, students are offered a variety of tools to make this text personally relevant and integrated into daily living.

Online Schedule:
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:

Participants will be assigned a small group time during the registration period, based on the availability they indicate on the application.

Small group times weekly between April 3-June 10 (first meeting is an orientation call)

Group A Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 AM ET-BIPOC

Group B Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 AM ET

Group C Wednesday 12:00-1:30 PM ET

Group D Wednesdays 4:00 PM-5:30 PM ET

Group E Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM ET-BIPOC

Group F Thursdays 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Group G Fridays 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Group H-Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM ET

Please note that sessions will not be recorded.

Cancellation Policy:
Registration fees for online programs are nonrefundable after the program start date. Cancellations prior to the program start date will incur a $25 cancellation fee. For intensive, application-based programs, the cancellation fee is $50.

As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive 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 contact@buddhistinquiry.org.
    About the Instructor(s):
  • Bhikkhu Anālayo is a scholar-monk and the author of numerous books on meditation and early Buddhism, such as Satipatthāna: The Direct Path to RealizationPerspectives on Satipatthāna, and Satipatthāna Meditation: A Practice Guide. He is a Faculty Member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, having retired from being a professor at the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg. His main area of academic research is early Buddhism, with a special interest in the topics of meditation and women in Buddhism. At the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies he regularly teaches residential study & practice courses, participates in online programs and undertakes research into meditation-related themes.  For a full list of Bhikkhu Anālayo’s publications, please click here.

  • Walt Opie was first introduced to insight meditation in 1993 and began sitting retreats in 2005. Currently, his most influential teachers include Bhikkhu Anālayo, Joseph Goldstein, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and Gil Fronsdal. Walt is a graduate of the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program, as well as Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders program. He has led sitting groups for people in recovery and served as a volunteer teacher in several California prisons.

  • Valeria Galetto began practicing insight meditation in 2012, under the supervision of Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella at the Insight Meditation Center (IMC). She is a mentor in the Noble Eightfold Path Program and a support teacher of the online course Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, both offered through IMC. She is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher (UMass) and an adjunct mindfulness professor in health care at Samuel Merritt University’s School of Nursing.

  • Dawn MacDonald is deeply grateful for opportunities to study and teach the dharma. She is certified as a trainer and a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Self Compassion and teaches Compassion Cultivation Training. She lives on Treaty 1 Territory in the middle of Canada and is committed to decolonization - working hand in hand, heart to heart towards a more just, equitable, and loving world.

  • Zeenat Potia teaches meditation in Buddhist and secular spaces, and has taught at CIMC since 2014. She practices vipassana at CIMC and the Insight Meditation Society, and is committed to healing and recovery through trauma-sensitive mindfulness. A South Asian immigrant and working mother, Zeenat also integrates 20 years in strategic communications in higher education, non-profit, and publishing into her teaching. Her aspiration is creating a more inclusive and sustainable world. Learn more at www.zeenatpotia.com.

  • Yenkuei Chuang 莊琰珪 (she/her) lives near Boston, USA. As an immigrant woman of color, she is keenly interested in building a beloved inclusive community. Yenkuei began her daily life dharma practice with Zen Masters Thich Nhat Hanh and Sr. Annabelle in 1998. Ordained in TNH's Order of Interbeing, she has also incorporated Vipassana and Early Buddhism teachings into her practice. In addition to teaching mindfulness meditation and facilitating sanghas, she works as a trauma-sensitive psychotherapist and somatics life coach. Currently she is part of the Community Dharma Mentors Program led by Narayan Liebenson, and the Insight Dialogue Teacher Development Cohort. Yenkuei loves to cook, dance, and mother her four children. For more information, please visit her website.

  • Jan Rosamond leads the Dharmatown Insight Meditation Group in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner, Community Dharma Leader, and Advanced Practitioner Programs. She loves chanting – especially in Pali – and aspires to learn the Satipatthana Sutta by heart. Jan has sat more than 500 nights of silent retreat including stays at Gaia House in England, Dharmagiri in South Africa, and SweOoMin Monastery in Burma (Myanmar).