Many are drawn to Buddhism and spirituality with a keen interest in meditation. Yet before offering any meditation instructions, the Buddha guided his disciples in a progression of practice known as The Gradual Training. This training provides a step-by-step approach to living a life of meaning and inner happiness, and culminates in the highest fruit of contemplative practice – Awakening.
During this day of integrated practice, we will explore these essential aspects of the Buddhist path as a ground for happiness and the foundation of meditation. Our day will include periods of discussion, question and answer, silent meditation, and reflection. All levels of experience are welcome.
Registration fee does not include teacher support.
When: March 26th, 2017 10:00am – 4:30pm
Event Fee: $70.00
Doors open at 9:30am.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $30, but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to support the teacher(s).
Oren J. Sofer has practiced meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 1997, and is a long-time student of Joseph Goldstein, Michele McDonald, and Ven. Ajahn Sucitto. He holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma and a graduate of the IMS-Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. His work and teaching brings a strong emphasis to living the path of awakening in our daily lives. www.orenjaysofer.com