Searcher Reaches Land's Limits (Part 2 of 5)
Wednesdays, March 6th to April 17th 2024, 11:00-12:30 AM PST
Mind itself has rarely been the subject of serious observation and sustained inquiry. This can reveal a way of understanding that dissolves our problems and blossoms into creative freedom. As it is, beset by misunderstanding, our world staggers from one crisis to the next. Imprisoned by our own concepts, blind to the effects they have on our behaviors, it’s hard to find a way forward. The path of understanding addresses these problems directly. We’ll begin with how mind can examine mind, then explore inner narratives. We explore how cognition is structured, leading to a new appreciation of how we construct our experience. Closely coupling classes with meditation exercises, we deepen our understanding of the ongoing relationship between what we see and what we think, revealing a powerful freedom within mind that is totally unexpected. This new freedom is deepened until it can be accessed at any point, awake or asleep - a true Revelation of Mind.
Classes meet online for six weeks, for one and a half hours a week. Classes are recorded and you will have access to the recordings for six months. Each week, there will be a lecture (approximately one hour) followed by experiential practices and discussion. Experiential practices to enhance learning are provided to explore between classes. There will be a review class at the end of each term. An online community portal gives you the optional ability to meet and dialog with your fellow students.
Week 1: Opening the path
Week 2: Finding the calm state
Week 3: A staff for the Taklamakan
Week 4: Going beyond the known
Week 5: Deeping our enquiry
Week 6: Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth
Week 7: Review class