As a group we have shared two courses from Bodhi College through Tricycle Magazine; The Four Noble Truths and Mindfulness: Its Origins, and Transformational Power. We spent a year on each of them, pausing frequently to discuss and apply the teachings to our own lives. These courses were so helpful that when video recordings of a program called Early Buddhism for Today was offered directly from Bodhi College, we couldn't resist. We watched those lectures, again pausing to share and discuss our reactions. We are now just beginning the program called Universal Empathy with Chris Cullen and Christina Feldman. Although the course content builds from week to week, we welcome newcomers and simply ask that you be patient as you become accustomed to the depth and intensity of our exploration.
See our calendar here for the link to join on Zoom. 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 Bodhi College.
Before Covid, we were also exploring the Dhammapada, one of the earliest, most loved and widely circulated Buddhist texts. We were using Gil Fronsdal's translation and texts translated by others including the original Pali text. This study has been suspended since Covid but will resume when we can meet in person.