-- The next course starts October 31st, 2013 –
It has 3 modules of 12 weeks each & 6 conference calls with the teachers & an online discussion forum.
"The course provided a sense of structure and direction, it has been life changing."
The program explores: Buddhist philosophy and practice
Significant Theravada and Mahayana Sutras
Dharma, the personal self, and society
Provides a link between the retreat experience and practice in daily life Supports the growth of Sangha within local communities
The course offers: Dharma talks
Sutta/ Sutra Texts which support weekly themes
Chanting and mantra resources
To undertake a daily sitting practice To read one Sutra or contemplative reading weekly
To listen to one (or two) Dharma talks a week
To work with weekly inquiry exercises
If working with co-participants, to meet in a group from time to time
Kittisaro: Originally from the US, graduated from Princeton as a Rhodes Scholar, he is a Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years, spending 15 years as a monk in the Forest Sangha of Ajahn Chah. Kittisaro has also practiced Chinese Buddhism for 30 years drawing from the lineage of the Chinese master Master Hua.
Thanissara: Originally from London, is a Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years, spending 12 years as a nun in the Forest school of Ajahn Chah. She has an MA in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute UK. Kittisaro and Thanissara have taught retreats internationally for 25 years.
Program Director Sumedha: Originally from the UK, Sumedha studied Comparative Religion at University and then practiced at Amaravati
Monastery from 1998 – 2010. After being Dharmagiri manager for a year, she returned to France where she co-runs Ekuthuleni Eco-Retreat.
Cost and Registration
The course is run on Dana (free will generosity) in accordance with the Buddhist tradition. We ask participants consider a contribution for each module, according to their means.
For more info & to sign up: Sumedha firstname.lastname@example.org
לפרטים נוספים: http://www.dharmagiri.org/online.html