With Jeremy Graves
Mondays, September 26 - December 5 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Buddha's teachings contain amazingly simple, powerful, and down-to-earth methods for healing the heart and mind, with the final goal of complete end of emotional and psychological suffering, or “Awakening.” But do these dramatic claims make sense?
In this course, we will take a close look at the earliest recorded foundational teachings and meditation practices of the Buddha. We will explore such questions as: what does the Buddha have to say about the nature of our experience and of the world itself? What about morality, desire, and love? What different kinds of inner work does he recommend and why? What does he have to say about Awakening, how to “get there,” and is it compatible with a modern understanding of how our minds work?
In the spirit of what the Buddha taught, you will be encouraged to delve into the teachings and challenge anything that doesn’t make sense. As the Buddha said, “Find out for yourself.”
Jeremy Graves is co-author along with Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) and Matthew Immergut, Ph.D. of The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science. Jeremy has been meditating for over 10 years, having accumulated a year-and-a-half of intensive deep retreat experience. He is authorized to teach by Culadasa.
Sliding scale from $165 to $225 (includes audio recording of all classes)
Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend. Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to Middle Way LA. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. If you are unable to pay, please contact us.
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