This is a six-week foundation course based on a practice diary. This course aims to support people in establishing a meditation practice, breaking down teaching into day-by-day experiential exercises and reviewing how the meditation is going. The materials include a meditation diary, handouts with reminders of the practice, and Teachers Notes. Developed by Maitreyabandhu and peer-reviewed by the Lighting the Flame Group.
Notes on the Practice Diary
This post introduces the context for using the Diary in a course you are leading.
This is a very popular eight-week course based on Maitreyabandhu’s book of the same name, available from Windhorse Publications. Included is a selection of poems for week 6 (mindfulness of art and nature).
This is a fully-worked-out six-week course introducing the FWBO’s main meditation practices, by Sagaraghosha from the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, UK. We’ve included a file with the complete course combined into one document.
Guide line for the teacher
Handout ‘Practical Points‘
Handout ‘Four Types of Meditation‘ (concentrative, generative, reflective, receptive)