Hinayana Series: The Path of The Noble Ones

Buddhism is a journey into the depths of one’s heart and mind, the inner reality of one’s essence, an exploration of who we are and what we are. This spiritual journey is nothing more and nothing less than discovering this inner reality.
— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche 


HIN201: July 11 to August 29, 2016  (no class on Labor Day, Sept 5)
HIN202: September 12 to Nov 7, 2016

Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM

Buddhism is not a religion in the usual sense of the word. It is a method of investigation that allows you to work skillfully with the positive potentials and negative energies of your own mind. The teachings of the Hinayana represent the most fundamental instructions of the Buddha, which are central to everything that follows. Hinayana studies, therefore, are basic to any training in Buddhism.

In the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, Hinayana studies introduce you to Buddhism as a science of mind, or method of investigation. Your study of the Hinayana continues for one year, divided into two courses: The first course covers the ground or view of Hinayana, and the second covers the Hinayana path and its results.

The Hinayana View (HIN 201)

This course introduces you to the Hinayana as the indispensable foundation of the three-yana system of Buddhist study (Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana). Then you will learn the main elements of the Hinayana view, through a detailed examination of the building blocks of the Buddhist science of mind.

The Hinayana Path and Fruition (HIN 202)

The second course, Hinayana Path and Fruition, shows you how the view is applied through the practices of the Hinayana path, where you will explore techniques of mindfulness, concentration, and insight.

These 17 weeks include 2 exam days and 2 buffer classes, one at the end of each course. Buffer classes are optional in case the students and the facilitators need extra time.

Each course has an exam. These exams are already written up, or the facilitators can write their own. There are several ways of running the exam. No grades are given but feedback is expected.

More details:
http://nalandabodhi.org/courses/path-of-study/hinayana-courses/hinayana-course-outlines/

Questions? Please contact Carmen Rumbaut crumbaut@hotmail.com or Stuart Horn stuarthor@gmail.com.

Price per course is $40 for Nalandabodhi members and $65 for non-members, plus the cost of course materials available in the Nalanda Store.

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