(*) Registration is now closed for this course.
Everyday life is uncertain enough but in these times of societal and environmental instability the challenges seem far greater. At times we may feel hopeless and we might find ourselves always saying, “what can I do”. The Buddha’s 8-Fold path offers a clear path to navigate life individually and societally through the 10,000 joys and sorrows. In these eight weekly classes we will explore through practice how appropriate response can arise.
Each class will include a period of meditation, a short dharma talk, sutta study and dialogue. There will also be weekly on-going practices and readings.
Pre-requisites: Insight 101, MBSR. If you have questions about whether this class is appropriate please ask to contact Jon Aaron.
Bringing the Buddha’s 8-Fold Path into this Uncertain World Wednesday Mornings: January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1
8 Wednesday mornings 10:00AM-12:00PM
*Registration fee does not include teacher support.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $15 per session but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated. All donations go to support the teacher(s).
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.