The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta: A Journey of Self Discovery
, starting 30th July for 5 weeks
A five week course of self-exploration and self-transcendence on the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta - the Buddha's discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness.
The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta has been practised by followers throughout the ages. On this course we will explore, by means of this insight practice, the true nature of your body, feelings and thoughts through meditation and embodied awareness.
You will join with like-minded dharma farers as we set out upon the adventure of discovery of who - or what - we are, apart from the stories we like to tell ourselves. Together we will experience the joy of independence and freedom from all clinging… a foretaste of Liberation itself.
The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is, on the one hand, quite accessible and practical, and on the other, leads us to some very deep and mysterious questions. If you have had some instruction in mindfulness meditation and find yourself inspired by the above challenges then that is enough of a prerequisite to join this course. You will find it useful and rewarding no matter at what level you take it.
Each evening will consist of some teachings from and commentary upon the sutta, group/small group discussion, reflection activities as well as periods of meditation, both guided and open.
Come along and discover where mindfulness practice can take you.
This is a 5 week course for those who already have already learned the mindfulness of breathing meditation we teach. Spaces are limited, and booking in advance is required. The cost for the whole course is $100 (or a concession rate of $75 for people who were unwaged).
Frequently Asked Questions
How much meditation experience do I need?
The course will be best suited if you are already familiar with the mindfulness of breathing practice that we teach, and practice it at least once a week. If you are unsure if the course would be suitable, please contact us before booking.
What does Satipaṭṭhāna mean?
Satipaṭṭhāna means "foundations of mindfulness". The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is the traditional Buddhist discourse which is the basis for Buddhist mindfulness practices.
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
Although the course is based on a particular Buddhist discourse, you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend or benefit from the course.
Is it okay if I can't make every week?
The cost covers the entire course, and it is best to come every week. If you'd like to come but there is one or two weeks you can't make, please contact us before booking.