“Viewing Views: Using Views and Being Free of Views”
with Brian Lesage and Diana Clark
February 28, 2024 through May 22, 2024
Sponsored by Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community,
Albuquerque Insight Meditation Center,
and Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha.
This is a community based study and practice course exploring the topic of views in a way that makes this topic relevant to your contemporary life.
This program is a 3-month commitment to practice, study, and community.
Topics to be explored
What is a view?
- Understanding the Emptiness of views
Navigating one’s own views
- How is my mind confined as a result of my attachment to my views?
- And… we need views – Which views are helpful? Which are not?
- Views around one’s meditation practice
Navigating people with different views
- Wise speech and Wise Listening when confronted with different views
- Four ways to approach ethical dilemmas
If you have any questions please contact Kathy at: email@example.com
Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma.
Being inspired by the Buddha’s teachings on peace and freedom and supported by her own discoveries along the Buddhist path of practice, Diana Clark, PhD, teaches with an emphasis on both the beautiful and the practical. She has trained exclusively in the Theravada tradition, including cumulative years of silent meditation retreats. In addition, she studies and teaches about the earliest Buddhist teachings found in the Pali Canon. Diana also has a PhD in biochemistry. Just as studying biochemistry helped her understand the workings of the human body, practicing Buddhism has helped her understand the workings of the human mind and heart.
There is NO FEE for this course. The teachings of the Buddha have been sustained by the 2,500-year-old tradition of dana, a Pali word meaning “generosity.” Our teachers receive no compensation for their services. Participants are encouraged to offer donations. In the act of giving, we develop our ability to let go, cultivate a spirit of caring, and honor our inter-connectedness.
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