Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Life Lessons from the Dhammapada
Thursdays: September 18; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6
September 18, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.
The poetic verses of the Buddha known as the Dhammapada encapsulate the whole of the dharma. To quote Bikkhu Bodhi it “has been regarded as the most succinct expression of the Buddha's teaching found in the Pali canon . . . a guidebook for resolving the countless problems of everyday life”. If you asked a Buddhist what one book they would want if stranded on a desert island it would likely be the Dhammapada. It is a appropriate for any level of practice and a wonderful way of studying the Dharma and integrating the dharma into our daily lives.
Whether you have been studying and living the dharma for a long time, or are new to the dharma, you will surely find value in these seven weeks. Each class will include period of meditation, reading, discussion and inquiry.
Prerequisite: Six-Week Beginners' Course or 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
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.