Saturday, April 24, 2010

Four Foundations of Mindfulness - Satipathanna Sutta

Meditation Friends: Reprinted below is the flier for a course I'll be teaching from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesdays, May 5,12,19,26 at the Walnut Hills United Methodist Church in Urbandale, IA. Contact Chuck Stewart, not me, at chuck@raiseyourgame.net at 515-491-3604, if you'd like to register. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested. You can also access my full essay on "The Four Foundations of Mindfulness" by clicking here. Peace, Charlie



BUDDHA'S FOUR FOUNDATIONS OF MINDFULNESS

A Step-by-Step Guide to Enlightenment

Teacher: Charles Day, Meditator and retired Clinical Psychologist

Place: Walnut Hills United Methodist Church, 12321 Hickman Rd.,

Urbandale, IA

Time: 6 – 8 pm, Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26

Fee: $25

To Register: Contact Chuck Stewart, 515-491-3604 or chuck@raiseyourgame.net

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, or the Satipathanna Sutta, is regarded as the Buddha’s major teaching on specific meditation and other practices that lead to the mystical state called enlightenment or union with God. The Course will include:

1) Guided meditations based on each of the Four Foundations,

  1. Explanations and commentary relating them to the teachings of Buddha
  2. Suggestions for applying them in everyday life,
  3. Handouts, home practice assignments, and class discussions

Open to new and experienced meditators. Participants are asked to commit themselves to meditating at least 20 minutes daily during and following the course.

Recommended Book:

Transformation and Healing: Sutra On the Four Establishments of

Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, 1990. Order from local book stores or online at www.amazon.com

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