Triratna Resources

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

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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
     

Session 4

  • Meditation: the metta bhavana
  • Buddhism: the Dharma, part 2 – meditation
     

Session 5

  • Meditation: the metta bhavana
  • Buddhism: the Dharma, part 3 – wisdom


Session 6

  • Meditation: working creatively
  • Buddhism: the sangha, the fellowship of practitioners,
  • The six emphases of Triratna
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