We are really excited to be following this program with Christina and Jaya because we have so enjoyed the previous programs that have been developed by Bodhi College and Tricycle Magazine. In past years, we have completed programs on The Four Noble Truths, Universal Empathy, and Mindfulness.
We are now meeting in the Community Center at 106 Marshall Court, unit 120. A few of us that have been vaccinated are returning in person but we continue to offer the Zoom option. I hope you will read the discussion of the Seven Factors of Awakening on the Points to Ponder page of this website. We have a 30 minute meditation at 6:30 PM which is followed by the program video and discussion around 7:00. We end at around 8:00 with five minutes of meditative reflection practice.
This program will resume in the spring.
From Wikipedia: Bhikkhu Anālayo is a Buddhist monk, scholar and meditation teacher. He was born in Germany in 1962, and went forth in 1995 in Sri Lanka. He is best known for his comparative studies of Early Buddhist Texts as preserved by the various early Buddhist traditions.
Organization: Because of our respect for the publishers of this program, we are limiting the number of participants. If you think you would like to participate in this program, please contact me personally and we can see if there are spaces available. We are offering this class through your practice of generosity and any donations will be shared between Wisdomexperience.org, Bhikkhu Analayo and the Bhavana Community. We expect to spend a year taking this course very slowly to savor the material and integrate it into our lives.
Here is the course outline
Lesson 1: Mindful Eating (started April 12)
Lesson 2: Ethics of Mindfulness (started May 10)
Lesson 3: Mindfulness and Compassion (started June 15)
Lesson 4: Embodied Mindfulness (July 5)
Lesson 5: Mindfulness and Focused Attention (August 2nd)
Lesson 6: Mindfulness and Wisdom (stay tuned for start date)
Lesson 7: Bare Awareness
Lesson 8: Mindfulness and Health
Lesson 9: Mindfulness of Death
Lesson 10: Mindfulness in the Buddha’s Quest for Awakening
Lesson 11: Mindfulness in Later Buddhist Traditions
Lesson 12: Contemporary Mindfulness
We have taken a break in the Analayo program to start the program on the Seven Factors of Awakening. That program is likely to take most of the next 8 months starting September, 2021. When we are ready to come back to Analayo, you will have to contact me directly to participate in this program. We meet Monday nights at 6:00 to meditate and the program for the week begins at 6:30. Since Covid, we have continued on the Zoom platform. Our usual meetings are at the Eastwood Village Community Center, 1312 2 Mile Cir E, Wilmington, NC. For information and online links, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for this program but you are invited to make a donation to support our programs and our periodic donations to teachers we support.