Meditation and the Buddhist Path to Tranquility and Insight
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Location: The Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Suite B5, Somerville.
Course fee: $85
In this series, you’ll not only learn meditation, but also how it fits into the larger picture of Buddhist practice.
We’ll spend the first hour learning meditation. A regular meditation practice provides the clarity and perspective necessary to discover purpose and create personal change. It’s easy to learn to meditate. Meditations taught will include the Mindfulness of Breathing, development of loving-kindness (Metta Bhavana) and walking meditation. These forms have been found to be supportive and helpful to most everyone by helping us to focus, to become more at ease, to know our own minds more fully. We provide clear, practical instruction for anyone wishing to establish an effective meditation practice. No previous experience is necessary.
In the second hour, we’ll cover a specific aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. Buddhism is a path of transformation, leading to Enlightenment. The Triratna Buddhist Community is dedicated to creating the conditions for such practice in the modern world. The Buddhist tradition has bequeathed a vast range of practices, and Triratna seeks to draw carefully and pragmatically on this huge spiritual reservoir, offering a systematic and coherent approach to Buddhist practice.
- May 6 – 27: The Wheel of Life Have you ever had the feeling that your life has become just a repetition of the same old actions and habits? The Wheel of Life is a famous Buddhist symbol that depicts our ability to choose a life either bound by these habitual actions and states of mind, or an alternate path, available to all of us, of boundless creativity and freedom. Through studying the Wheel of Life, we will see that the choice to take the second ‘spiral’ path is always there to make in every moment of our life.
Open to those without prior experience.
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Please note the charge will appear from “Sunada Takagi”.
We want to make our classes accessible to people regardless of financial means. If you genuinely can’t afford the fee, contact us explaining your circumstances and telling us what you can reasonably afford. We’ll do our best to accommodate you.
This series is taught by Sravaniya, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. He has been teaching courses on meditation and Buddhism for sixteen years, and is also an active violinist and orchestral conductor.