(6 Tuesday Evenings )
at Santa Monica Meditation Center, (1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90404)
In this class series, we will explore some of the classical teachings from the Satipatthana Sutta, the four foundations of mindfulness, using the book from Venerable Analayo “Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization."
We will look at our practice of mindfulness meditation through the lense of liberating insight and the Buddha’s teachings, as well as applying these teachings in our daily life, allowing the Dharma to live through us and awaken insight and wisdom.
There will be time for longer meditation periods exploring the various foundations of mindfulness, Dharma talks, discussion, and experiential exercises and small group inquiry in class.
Participants will be strongly encouraged to meditate for at least 30 minutes daily to support the deepening of their understanding.
Recommended to students who have some meditation experience, such as the Basics of Mindfulness class or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 6 classes, is $180 dollars.
$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.
Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other… Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.
InsightLA is a community of people dedicated to maintaining a safe and welcome, open and diverse environment that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias.
InsightLA reserves the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.