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Dharma Teaching - Beginners Meditation: SIx-Week Beginners’ Level 2 Meditation Course (Sagaraghosha)

On Sun, 17 July, 2016 - 00:19
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This six-week course was provided by Sagaraghosha from the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, UK.

Week 1:

  • Guide line for the teacher (Outlook over the course; setting up and preparing; ‘useful emotions’; exploring values; general and specific intentions
  • Handout 1 on preparing for meditation
  • Handout 2 (main points from class + meditation diary 1)

Week 2:

  • Guide line for the teacher (review; reviewing metta bhavana; balancing effort; trying this out with mindfulness of breathing)
  • Diary 2: Balancing active and receptive effort

Week 3:

  • Guide line for the teacher (review; focus and broadness)
  • Diary 3: Focus and broadness

Week 4:

  • Guide line for the teacher
  • Handout ‘Exploring experience’ (positive and negative aspects [hindrances and factors of absorption])
  • Diary 4: Exploring experience

Week 5:

  • Guide line for the teacher (review from last class; guided meditation; using the four ‘types’ of meditation from first course; levels of meditation)
  • Handout ‘Hindrances and Antidotes’
  • Handout ‘Experimenting in Meditation’ (with difficulties)
  • Diary 5: Making choices

Week 6:

  • Guide line for the teacher (review of course; making the transition from inner to outer experience)
  • Handout ‘Working in Meditation’ (changing mental states; developing more positive mental states)
  • Diary 6: Exploring positive mental states

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