This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Times are ET.
What is investigation? What does it mean to enter into inquiry and reflection from a meditative point of view? We generally understand the word “investigation” to mean thinking. Learning to ask meditative questions – and learning what not ask, as well – is a way of using thought skillfully. Encouraging a silent, sustained attentiveness is a springboard leading to the capacity to ask questions in a way that encourages interest and inner freedom.
The spirit of inquiry underlies all Buddhist teachings. The Buddha discovered that deep inquiry frees the mind from suffering and the pitfall of an unexamined life. Meditative questioning is a form of investigation into the causes of happiness and the causes of inner struggle and distress. In this class, we will look at the different kinds of questions we tend to ask and distinguish between those that are clarifying and beneficial and that lead to greater inner freedom, and those not useful; conditioned habitual questions that bring greater confusion.
During our time together, we will learn the art of meditative questioning and clarify our life questions. Sessions will include sitting and walking meditation, talks, discussion, Q&A, and small group/dyad practice. Meditative homework will be assigned each week and discussed as a vital aspect of each session.
Full and partial scholarships are available.
This class will not meet on March 15 and May 3.
(Closed Captions (CC) for CIMC Programs are generated through “livestreaming” via Rev.com. CIMC programs are not livestreamed to any other platform for any other use.)