Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Dharma Foundations: The Eightfold Path
Bart van Melik
Mondays: November 11, 25; December 9, 16 // For registration, please go to the first date of this course
December 16, 2013
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
The Buddha taught that the cessation of suffering is twofold: it comes about with an understanding of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold path. The work is both the path as well as the fruit of practice. We can come learn and see this for ourselves (another Buddhist principle) to understand and experience for oneself as opposed to take it on faith whether the practices of right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration have relevance in making us happier and freer.
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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Bart van Melik
Bart van Melik has been teaching personal meditation and Insight Dialogue since 2009, with a specific focus on working with diverse populations. He is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader Program at Spirit Rock and is currently in the Spirit Rock/IMS teacher training program; his mentors are Joseph Goldstein, Carol Wilson, Gregory Kramer and his son Lou. Bart also teaches through the Metta Foundation and is a senior teacher at the Lineage Project. He also teaches meditation and yoga at a VA hospital, juvenile detention center, homeless shelters, and Public Schools in NYC. Bart holds an MA in Psychology of Culture and Religion from the Nijmegen University in The Netherlands. His passion is supporting people to discover how they can find new ways to relate to the stress created by our life circumstances.