Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Early Buddhist Maps of the Mind
May 3, 2014
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.
Meditators have been looking closely and directly at the mind for a very long time in India. Many of the fruits of these observations are preserved in the early Buddhist literature of the Pali Canon and its subequent development in Abhidhamma texts. This one-day gathering will provide a systemmatic overview of early Buddhists models of the senses, consciousness, perception, feeling, emotion, and behavior, with special attention to understanding how we create suffering, how we construct a sense of self, and how we can free the mind from the toxins that obstruct our access to deep peace and well being. The day will for the most part take the form of a presentation with diagrams and graphic images, but will also include some meditation and some time for questions and discussion.
Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation for a daylong 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).
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Andrew Olendzki, PhD, is a Buddhist scholar, teacher, and writer living in Amherst, MA. He spent 25 years in Barre, Massachusetts, at both the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and has taught at Amherst, Brandeis, Hampshire, Harvard, Lesley, and Smith colleges. He is the author of Unlimiting Mind: the radically experiential psychology of Buddhism (Wisdom 2010), writes regularly for Tricycle magazine, and and is the founder of the Integrated Dharma Institute, an online educational resource.