This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email.
Saturday, January 15th from 10:00am-4:00pm
Fridays, 6:00-8:30pm: February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
This year-long program offers a precious opportunity to learn within a committed and dedicated community (sangha) for an extended period of time. Together, we will learn how to live our lives fully and freely.
The Pāramī or the “Ten Perfections of the Heart” hold an important place in the Buddhist teachings. These ten qualities of an awakened mind enable us to live our daily lives in skillful, wise, and compassionate ways. When perfected, they can result in the liberation from our suffering. They are:
- Virtue or morality
- Discernment or Wisdom
- Loving Kindness
Together we will develop these inner qualities of heart and mind in our daily lives. Each month we will focus on one Pāramī and practice alternative ways to orient the heart and mind in the stream of daily activities: on Zoom, at work, at home, at school, in relationships, driving our cars or riding our bicycles. Realizing that each moment of our precious life is an opportunity to cultivate inner clarity and freedom, we will gradually nurture these qualities of heart and mind that can help us face the many difficulties of today’s world.
This year-long program is appropriate for all practitioners, new and experienced alike. Everyone is welcome. People who have taken this practice group before are encouraged to take it again, as the Pāramī grow deeper and more profound with practice. Each session will include meditation practice, teachings, exploration and discussion of how to apply the Pāramī of the month in both formal meditation and daily life. At the end of the year, we will have come full cycle.
Our intention is to support your practice throughout your year-long commitment to this program. Community (sangha) and homework are essential to this practice group. In addition to the workshop and monthly class meetings, you will:
- Receive monthly reflections and home-practice assignments.
- Meet once a month (in between classes) with a small Dharma Buddy Group to support and encourage each other and to deepen your investigation.
- Read Ajahn Sucitto’s book, Pāramī: Ways to Cross Life’s Floods, which will be our shared text. It is available for download through the Forest Sangha Publications website.
For questions about this program, please send an email to email@example.com
(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.)