Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 pm March 3 – April 14, 2021
Class will be facilitated by Kris Shaw
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 is divided into two courses:
The first course (HIN 201) covers the ground or view of Hinayana, and this is second course in the series (HIN 202) covering the Hinayana path and its results.
In this time of uncertainty it seems fitting to look to the Path for dealing with suffering, adverse conditions, fear and also explore the Fruition of the Path.
In the Hinayana View class we looked at the constituent parts of our existence and our attitudes toward them, much like how an architect would look at the site and materials in planning a building. In this class we will begin to lay the actual foundation for bringing this view into our practice and into our daily lives. This foundation is the crucial support needed for continuing into Mahayana and Vajrayana. The future quality of Vajrayana and Mahayana practice will be enhanced and rely on our efforts here.
We will examine what it means to take refuge, what it means to develop discipline, samadhi or meditation and prajna or insight. We will have analytical meditation practicums on Shamatha, Vipashyana and the four reminders. The 37 factors of enlightenment will include the four correct efforts and the four powers. These all will be covered in practical and useful ways to enhance your daily practice. This is a how to do it class, it is how we bring the vision into life.
Hinayana 202 – The Hinayana Path and Fruition
March 3 – 1. Setting Out on the Path and the Practice of Nonviolence
March 10 – 2. Types and Techniques of Buddhist Meditation
March 17 – 3. Practicum – Analytical Meditation on the Four Reminders
March 24 – 4. The Foundations, Types, and Obstacles of Shamatha and Vipashyana
March 31 – 5. Practicum: Analytical Meditation on the Five Skandhas Not Being A Personal Self
April 7 – 6. The Paths of Shravakas and Pratyekabuddhas (Part 1)
April 14 – 7. The Paths of Shravakas and Pratyekabuddhas (Part 2)
Path of Study Coordinator: Susan Kirchoff firstname.lastname@example.org
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