Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Core Dharma—Boot Camp for Buddhas-to-Be: The Ten Paramis
Thursdays: September 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24 // For registration, please go to the first date of this course
October 10, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
It is said that the Buddha spent several lifetimes developing the Paramitas (Perfections of the Heart) before his full awakening. The Paramis are qualities of the heart—generosity, morality, renunciation, patience, etc. — that are available at anytime, but are in need of constant cultivation. In this five-week class we will have ample opportunity to explore each Parami, how they play out in our life. To paraphrase the wonderful Suzuki Roshi: We are already perfect, we could just use a little improvement. The class will give each of us to see where the improvement is most needed.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $15 per session 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).
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Jon Aaron has been a teacher at New York insight since 2006. His principal dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein of The Forest Way. He trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is a certified teacher through the CFM. He has taught over 50 cycles of the seminal curriculum as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. He is the co-guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center. He is a certified Somatic Experience Practitionertm and has most recently completed the teacher training in Mindfulness for Pain offered by Breathworks in England.