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Event Series Event Series: Dharma Study Program 2023-2024

Dharma Study Program 2023-2024

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Dharma Study Program 2023 – 2024

(First Meeting is October 7)

For those who are serious about liberation — or “the heart’s sure release” (as the Buddha called it) — the importance of having a solid grounding in Dharma teachings cannot be overemphasized.


Gain a grounding in the Buddha’s teachings through study, guidance, discussion, and meditation.

For this year’s Dharma Study Program, we will be reading and reflecting on Ajahn Sucitto’s book: “Breathing Like a Buddha” Available here.

From Ajahn Sucitto’s book:

…This is a pragmatic approach: the vitality and ease that a settled body can bring can lift the mind out of oppressive emotional and psychological obstructions. It also brings around a greater degree of grounded stability. This has far-reaching significance: with an increase in hyperactive mentality, attention disorders, psychological breakdowns, and social dysfunction, as well as a disregard for the natural world, society in general has become disembodied and groundless. This condition speaks of an urgent need to get aligned with the subtle and life-enhancing aspects of our material reality. In the microcosm of our own bodies.

The discourses describe the ongoing cultivation that leads through samadhi to liberation… samadhi is a firm abiding in ease that serves as the platform for clear seeing and liberation.


Here is some feedback on previous years’ Dharma Study Programs:

  • “How wonderful to investigate the Dharma… I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate.”
  • “Being able to study…with a group of like-minded friends was extremely helpful. The light, joyful, open atmosphere was very pleasant.”
  • “I really feel I got a taste of the Dharma…The balance of meditation, group discussions, questions and answers, and socializing was ideal.”

Preparation:
If you wish to participate in the Dharma Study Program, we ask that you:

    • Meditate regularly.
    • Uphold the Five Precepts and try to integrate them into your daily life.
    • Complete the readings and attend the study group meetings.

Schedule:
Meeting dates and readings are posted on our  Course Structure page

Registration fee:
•  Regular: $110
•  SIMT Supporters: $90
(Scholarships Available, email us at info@satipanna.com)

Register Online

Alternatively, please send cheque or money order to:
Satipanna Insight Meditation Toronto
P.O Box 167
Bethany ON
L0A1A0

Details

Date:
March 2
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9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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