Year Long Programs


Year Long Programs 


 


The Path of Insight


With Noah Levine and JoAnna Harper
June 1st 2008 – May 31st 2009



One Sunday a month from 2-5pm starting June 1st.
This year long program will focus primarily on the uncovering of liberating insight and transformative wisdom. In a systematic and gradual training in the Four-Foundations of Mindfulness participants will be guided in a step by step process of seeing clearly the impermanent, impersonal and unsatisfactory nature of all compounded phenomena. The out come of these Insights is a decrease in suffering in our lives, and an increase in happiness, contentment, meaning and well-being.



This group is meant for those who are serious about meditation practice and are ready to commit to deepening their daily practices of mindfulness on and off the cushion. Each month there will be a specific aspect of mindfulness that is developed and refined, participants will also be accountable to each-other in small groups that will check-in by phone or in person regularly.

Required Reading:


Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine
Breath by Breath by Larry Rosenberg

Cost $300 registration fee and $75 per month



Dates for the rest of 2008 are 6/1, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/26, 11/9, 12/14


 







 


 


The Path of Compassion


With Noah Levine and Matthew Brensilver
June 14th 2008 – June 13th 2009



One Saturday a month from 2-5pm starting June 14th.
This year long program will focus primarily on the uncovering of Compassion and Loving-Kindness. In a systematic and gradual training in the meditative practices of Forgiveness, Loving-Kindness and Compassion participants will be guided in a step by step process of learning to forgive and have compassion for oneself and others. The out come of having more compassion is a decrease in suffering in our lives, and an increase in happiness, contentment, meaning and well-being.
This group is meant for those who are serious about meditation practice and are ready to commit to deepening their daily practices of Compassion on and off the cushion.
Each month there will be a specific aspect of Forgiveness and Compassion that is developed and refined, participants will also be accountable to each-other in small groups that will check-in by phone or in person regularly.

Required Reading – A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield
and Unattended Sorrow by Stephen Levine.

Cost $300 registration fee and $75 per month
Payable in person or by mail to Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society 4300 Melrose Ave LA CA 90029

Dates for the rest of 2008 are 6/14, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/25, 11/8, 12/13