Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Meditation: Posture Guides

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 22:55
  1. A 13-page ‘Posture Workshop’ developed by Bodhipaksa from Wildmind.
     
  2. Read Kamalashila’s online version of his posture guide from the original version of his book ‘Buddhist Meditation’.
     
  3. A 2-page guide by Vajramati


 

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Meditation: Six-Week Foundation Course and Practice Diary (Maitreyabandhu)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 22:35

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.

1. Aims
2....

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Meditation: Six-Week Beginners’ Level 1 Meditation Course (Sagaraghosha)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 22:07

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.

Week 1:

  • Guide line for the teacher
  • Handout ‘Practical Points‘
  • Handout ‘Four Types of Meditation‘ (concentrative, generative, reflective, receptive)
  • Handout about meditation diary and meditation CDs

Week 2:

  • Guide line for the teacher
  • Handout ‘Meditation Posture‘
  • Handout ‘Mindfulness of Breathing‘
  • Handout ‘Diary‘ 2

Week 3:

  • Guide line for the teacher
  • Handout ‘Diary‘ 3

Week 4:

  • Guide line for the teacher
  • Handout ‘Metta Bhavana‘
  • Handout ‘Diary‘ 4

Week 5:

  • Guide line for the teacher
  • Handout ‘Diary‘ 5

Week 6:

  • Guide line for the teacher
  • Handout ‘Diary‘ 6
  • Handout ‘Feedback sheet‘
  • Programme for Meditation 1 Practice Day

Get the Level 2 course by Sagaraghosha 

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Introduction to Buddhism Course (Suvarnaprabha)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 19:53

Here is an outline for a six-week Introduction to Buddhism course by Suvarnaprabha, given at the San Francisco Buddhist Center. The course is based on the book by Chris Pauling (Vadanya), Introducing Buddhism. It includes a Buddhism Quiz which can be used independent of the course.

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Reading Lists

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 19:36

Windhorse Publications have prepared a series of recommended books for people at different levels of involvement with Triratna. We also includes reading list prepared by Vajramati in New Yor. 

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Basic Core Teachings (A Six-Week Course By Achala)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 19:28

Here you can download the handouts for a six-week course, provided by Achala from New Zealand.

Please note that according to Achala further improvement of some of these handouts is needed! Please share your improvements in the comments.

NOTE: This is what Achala said about his intentions when designing this course:

I tried to construct a course such that it:
 

  • covers what an average human being needs to effectively practice Buddhism
     
  • doesn’t not have a scholastic bent (so a few Pali/Sanskrit terms seemed reasonable
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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Essentials Of Buddhism and Meditation (A Six-Week Course By The Glasgow Buddhist Centre)

By Centre Team on Sat, 16 Jul, 2016 - 19:23

This is a six-week course from the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. The course offers introductions to the basic meditation practices and covers the following topics:

Buddhism: the basics and the path

  • The Buddha, historical and ideal
  • Ethics, meditation, wisdom
  • The Sangha, the fellowship of practitioners,
  • The six emphases of Triratna.


Outline of the course 

Introduction
Short course description including a commented reading list

  • Meditation: posture and body awareness
  • Buddhism: the basics and the path
     

Session 2

  • Meditation: awareness of the body and breath
  • Buddhism: the Buddha, historical and ideal
     

Session 3

  • Meditation: the mindfulness of breathing
  • Buddhism: the Dharma, part 1 – ethics
  • ...

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