(6 Tuesday Evenings)
at Santa Monica Meditation Center, (1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90404)
This six-week course will provide students with a more in-depth understanding of core Buddhist teachings and meditation practices essential in the journey of awakening as taught within the Insight meditation tradition. These five mindfulness trainings are really the foundation for experiencing lasting happiness in our lives, as the phrase the Bliss of Blamelessness suggests.
During these six weeks, we will explore the Five Precepts taught by the Buddha as practical guidelines for our actions in body, speech, and mind. The precepts are training principles that over the many centuries have been proven to bring more happiness and peace.
The course will be taught as a mix of study and practice, so that students will gain an overview of the Buddha's teachings, while developing experience with Buddhist practices and meditation. The material will be taught with a practical emphasis on how we apply and live these teachings in our everyday lives. The teaching will also emphasize the importance of cultivating an embodied awareness moment to moment.
There are 6 weekly classes on Tuesday evenings from 7:15pm - 9:15pm beginning November 13th to December 18th.
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.
At InsightLA, we’re dedicated to creating a safe and welcome, open and equitable community 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 you’ve registered for, you will be offered a full refund. If an event has to be postponed for any reason, you will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer your registration to the same event at the new, future date.