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.
Investigation is the quality of mind that asks: “What is this?”, and/or “What is happening here?” While these questions are stated using language, investigation is not an intellectual or cerebral endeavor. From the Buddhist perspective, the answers to these questions come from sustained attention to experience, not by thinking about them. This shift is part of the maturation process for everyone walking the Noble Eightfold Path.
In this program, we will explore how intimacy and interest are key components of investigation and will use awareness of the body as the main vehicle for practice. We will be training ourselves to let go of our tendency to try and figure out our practice, and instead rely on our own direct experience of what is happening. This will be an ongoing thread of our study and practice together.
We will use the “Instructions to Rahula” sutta (MN 61) as a basis for exploring how to cultivate investigation in our daily lives. Investigation is often misunderstood by yogis, and this sutta helps to illuminate this mind state in a way that is easy to understand and practice with.
This program is suitable for everyone, beginners, and experienced practitioners alike. Our time together will include Dharma reflections, meditation instructions, small group inquiry, and ample opportunity for Q&A. Everyone is welcome.
Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program. This program will not be recorded.
Note: The class will not meet on Sunday, February 18th and Sunday, February 25th.
(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.)