Without a doubt, the English language is rich, descriptive, and complex in many ways. This is particularly true when it comes to explaining the elements of the physical and material world. However, it remains fairly clumsy when it comes to describing the process and the mechanics of the inner life and the mind. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why there is no common ground among conversations pertaining to meditation, psychology, consciousness and the growing field of secular mindfulness. We are just now beginning to understand the inner workings of the mind-body process through cognitive science and neuroscience. Among the current enthusiasm, what often gets left by the wayside is that a detailed and highly developed map of the mind was constructed by the Buddha and his students over 2500 years ago. This has been preserved in a body of text know as the Abhidharma.
“How can we use this highly detailed “Dharma map” to better understand and overcome our mental and emotional suffering here in 2020?”
Come and find out!
This class will be appropriate for anyone who is interested. There will be a detailed handout; including educational diagrams, take home tools, Q&A, and even some meditation.