The Committed Practice Classes will focus on the practice of Non-duality. Non-duality is an aspect practice in most Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Zen, Tibetan—as well as in some Advaita traditions. Non-dual awareness invites us into the immediacy of each moment, letting go of the concepts and structures of the conditioned mind, while at the same time maintaining a fully embodied presence in the joys and challenges of living in our daily lives.
The classes will use as a primary resource book Small Boat, Great Mountain by Ajahn Amaro. Ajahn Amaro is a western monk practicing in the Thai Forest tradition, which is a root tradition for the practices taught at Show Me Dharma. His teachers include Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumdeho.
Monday Morning Class 0800-0930 (led by Beth Shoyer and Joe McCormack) begins January 26.
Thursday Evening Class 7:00- 8:30pm (led by Terry Furstenau)begins January 22.
Registration Required–please see below for how to register
Committed Practice Groups are offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis.
Requirements: The committed practice groups require several months of regular, preferably daily meditation practice, and a working knowledge of Buddhist concepts. It also implies the intention to practice daily, do the homework, and share your practice in class to the extent that you feel comfortable.
For the Thursday Evening Group, please contact Terry Furstenau at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and arrange a phone interview.
For both classes, if you are a current member of the class and plan on attending, there is no need to do anything. If you would like to drop out for awhile please let us know. The books are being ordered and are available for a small donation.