This group will follow a 32-week program of study, meditation, and practice that focuses on Samadhi, or the practice of meditation. We will read and discuss texts from the Pali canon, the words of the historical Buddha himself, translated to easy to understand language and made relevant to the way we live in the world today. In particular, we will take a deep look at the Satipatthana Sutta, the discourse on the foundations of mindfulness, which is the source text for all mindfulness practice. This study will be combined with meditation and exercises for further practice between meetings.
The study group will follow the teaching method and materials of the “Developing the Mind” course of Andrew Oldendzki’s Integrated Dharma Program.
Princeton Insight Meditation is offering this course free of charge and will provide access to all necessary text materials. It is suitable for all levels of meditators including beginners.
Those who are able to commit to the full 32-week program of study and practice will benefit the most from the course. However, drop-ins are welcome.