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Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism
Wed, May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM – Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 9:00 PM EDT
On these six Wednesday evenings we will learn traditional Buddhist meditations and also explore basic Buddhist teachings.
The three basic meditation forms taught will include the Mindfulness of Breathing, the Metta Bhavana or development of loving-kindness meditation, 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.
Buddhist teachings we’ll explore will include the five ethical precepts, the principle of conditionality or interconnectedness, and the Four Noble Truths. The course emphasizes how the Buddhist tradition applies to our lives and the world as we know it now.