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.
How are we to live? These profound teachings of the Buddha -- the Four Noble Truths --provide us with all that is necessary for understanding Dharma and awakening. These timeless truths reveal the proper way to take care of suffering as the path to true happiness and liberation from inner bondage. They provide us with a guide to living.
What are the Four Noble Truths?
- There is suffering;
- There is a cause of suffering;
- There is an end of suffering;
- There is a path out of suffering: The Eightfold Noble Path.
There is conceptual understanding of these truths. Then there is putting them into practice and experiencing the results. The emphasis of our work together will be to bring these teachings to life through the practice of vipassana meditation, the clear, direct seeing of what is. This approach – returning again and again to these timeless, basic truths -- can be of immense benefit.
We will begin each class with 30 minutes of silent meditation practice. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion in our shared exploration. The program is open to anyone who has at least two years of meditation practice.
Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the program starts.
Note: This class will not meet July 3rd.
Matthew Daniell has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1985. He studied Zen, Tibetan Buddhism in India, and Insight Meditation in the United States, India, Burma, and Thailand, where he was an ordained monk for a year. His main teaching mentor is CIMC founder Larry Rosenberg, with whom he co-taught for over 20 years. Matthew was a founder and the guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport, MA (2005-2022). He is the founder and guiding teacher of the North Shore Insight Meditation Center (2022-present). Since 2008, he has been a member of the Religious Services Department at Phillips Exeter Academy where he leads meditation groups for students and faculty. He also teaches at Omega, the Philadelphia Meditation Center and other locations.
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