We practice. We pay attention to our moment to moment experience. We watch thoughts arise and pass away; feelings arise and pass away; sense experience arise and pass away.
We focus our attention on the breath. Focusing on the breath steadies and calms us during this daunting, endless flow of experience.
The Buddha’s first Noble Truth teaches that understanding how this flow manifests – the nature of impermanence – is the key to contentment in this very life.
The core of all the Buddha taught is his realization of the cycle of Dependent Arising.
This cycle of twelve steps reveals and opens up the fundamental nature of what we are, and clarifies the nature of impermanence, self-identity and discontent.
Understanding this cycle – through practice – is the goal of the path. The Buddha’s Eightfold Path is our great support, providing practical guidance as our practice illuminates the nature of what is.
9:30 AM Introduction to the teachings
10:15 AM Sit
10:45 AM Break
10:55 AM Discussion of the teachings
11:40 AM Sit
12:10 PM Silent Brown Bag Lunch
12:40 PM Discussion of the teachings
1:50 PM Break
2:00 PM Sit
2:30 PM Discussion of the teachings
3:10 PM Sit
3:40 PM Final Q&A
4:00 PM Closing