Sunday, May 31, 2020
Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana
Course I - The First Noble Truth: Meeting Suffering with Maitri
and Acharya Fleet Maull
Course I Overview
April 19 - May 31 with Acharyas Susan Chapman and Fleet Maull
Class 1 (live session April 19): Introduction to the First Noble Truth and Mindfulness of Body at the following times: 10:00am Pacific / 11:00am Mountain / 12:00pm Central / 1:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Atlantic / 18:00 UK / 19:00 Central Europe
Class 2: The Four Marks of Existence: Impermanence (annica) - Pre-recorded
Class 3: The Four Marks of Existence: Suffering (dukkha) - Pre-recorded
Class 4: The Four Marks of Existence: Egolessness (anata) - Pre-recorded
Class 5: The Four Marks of Existence: Peace (nibana) Pre-recorded
Class 6: Discussion on Zoom with both teachers (Live session May 31)
NOTE: Live sessions will be recorded and available within the course.
Click here to access the reading list for the course.
Suggested readings will use the following texts: (Those marked with an asterisk would be most useful to acquire.)
* The Path of Individual Liberation (The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume One), by Chögyam Trungpa
* Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, by Chögyam Trungpa
The Heart of the Buddha, by Chögyam Trungpa
The Myth of Freedom, by Chögyam Trungpa
Ruling Your World, by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
About the Teachers for Course I
Acharya Susan Chapman joined Shambhala in 1974. In addition to practicing and studying the dharma, she received an MA degree in Contemplative Psychology at Naropa in 1983. She moved from Boulder to Juneau in 1988, where she started the Shambhala Centre there. Later, with her husband Jerry, she spent nine years at Gampo Abbey, completing the three year retreat and spending six years as the druppon, or leader, for the three year retreat program. She now lives in the Vancouver, BC, area and teaches extensively as an acharya and as faculty for Karuna Training. She is the author of The Five Keys To Mindful Communication.
Acharya Fleet Maull, PhD has been a Shambhala practitioner for more than 40 years and was named an acharya in 2009. He leads Shambhala programs and retreats throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. Fleet is also a Roshi (senior lineage teacher) in the Zen Peacemaker and Soto Zen lineages. He is a consultant, executive coach, an internationally renowned social activist and founder of numerous engaged organizations including Prison Mindfulness Institute, Engaged Mindfulness Institute, Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety and the National Prison Hospice Association. He is the author of Dharma in Hell, The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull and Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good.
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