Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana
April 12 – May 31: Course I – The First Noble Truth: Meeting Suffering with Maitri
June 14 – August 30: Course II – The Second Noble Truth: The Origin of Suffering, Part I – The Five Skandas
September 6 – October 31: Course III – The Second Noble Truth: The Origin of Suffering, Part II – The Wheel of Life; Karma; and the Twelve Nidanas
November 8 – December 30: Course IV – The Third Noble Truth: Freedom From Suffering
January 10 – February 28: Course V – The Fourth Noble Truth: The Path of Shila, Samadhi, and Prajna
COURSE I – The First Noble Truth: Meeting Suffering with Maitri
April 12 – May 31 with Acharyas Susan Chapman and Fleet Maull
Class 1 (live session April 12): Introduction to the First Noble Truth and Mindfulness of Body
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)
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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