The facilitated study group utilizes the text "Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening" by Joseph Goldstein.
The class starts Tuesday evening 1/12/2016, for approximately 46 weeks. Starting October 4, we will be meeting at The First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St, San Diego.
Insight San Diego is pleased to announce a new year of study and practice of Joseph Goldstein’s guide to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Each week we will listen to a recorded talk given by Joseph. These talks coordinate with the chapters in his book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening. After listening, we will have an opportunity to dialogue about what we have listened to and how we can incorporate this valuable material into our lives.
We meet Tuesday evenings each week from 6:30 to 8:30 with a silent meditation from 6:30 - 7:00. At 7:00PM we listen to the recording and then hold a dialogue, with a closing time of 8:30. Please feel free to join the group at the time that works best for you. If you have questions, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also please feel free to join the group weekly or intermittently, as your schedule and preferences allow. Please register so we have a sense of how many will be attending.
What people are saying about their experience with this program last year:
“I am grateful to Joseph Goldstein for sharing such meaningful wisdom. Each week I have been enriched with powerful knowledge that has expanded my inner peace.”
“Coming together once a week to share or to just listen helps my week and my practice flow.”
“This once-a-week chance to deeply explore the foundations of mindfulness was both well organized and richly personal. The community which formed around the Buddhist teachings helped me develop a steady meditation practice as well as a more peaceful daily life.”
“Listening together to these talks with our discussions afterward cultivates direct experience of teachings more than being alone with the excellent practical guidebook to them. (Thank you)”
See directions to center. Deepen your experience and purchase the book that inspired the course. If you have missed a session, you can click on the title of each Discussion Topic below to read more. As an introduction to several of the fundamental terms used in the teachings, Joseph describes consciousness, mindfulness/awareness, and wisdom in the talk Clarification of Terms.
Following a 2,500 year tradition known as Dana, the teachings and meditation sessions represented on this website are offered on a generosity (dana) basis. No one will be turned away because they cannot pay. We are encouraging members to give what their budget and hearts of generosity allow, and/or to sign up for monthly giving on our Donations page.