August 2019

10Aug(Aug 10)10:00 AM11(Aug 11)4:30 PMThe Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (11) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Nikki Mirghafori, PhD No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: August 10 – August 11, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale: $150 – 400. Code NM2M19.

The teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness are considered to be core practices in the Theravada tradition. This foundational text, the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, comprises the contemplation of the body, feeling tones, mind states, and mental phenomena. The aim of our exploration is to gain both a conceptual understanding of the teachings, and more importantly, a practical understanding of these practices as powerful means on our journey towards awakening.

This weekend retreat draws upon Ven. Bhikkhu Analayo’s scholarly work on this sutta, presented in two books: “Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization” and “Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna”.

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