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Living Dharma: The Noble Eightfold Path in Daily Life


  • InsightLA 1430 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA, 90404 United States (map)

Please note this class is a 6 week series. There will be no class on September 18th. 

Mindfulness is a powerful tool when applied thoughtfully in meditation and in daily life. In the wider scope of the Buddha's teachings, however, it is just one support for the cultivation of liberation and freedom from suffering, which is found within a larger path known as the noble eightfold path.

In this class series we'll dig a little deeper and explore the path factors of wise understanding, wise view, wise speech, wise action, wise livelihood, wise effort, wise mindfulness and wise concentration and what it looks like to cultivate the path of freedom and liberation as a modern-day householder, both in meditation, and off the cushion in daily life. 

There will be time for meditation, teachings, discussion, and some exercises to take home. 

This class is appropriate for those students with previous meditation experience who have taken intermediate classes or Buddha's Path classes before. 

There are six weekly classes on Tuesday evenings from 7:15pm - 9:15pm beginning September 11th until October 23rd, skipping the week of Sep 18th. 

Cost:

This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 6 classes, is $180 dollars.

$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.

Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other… Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.

Earlier Event: July 24
Mindfulness for Emotional Balance
Later Event: September 12
Daytime Intermediate Mindfulness