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A four-session class, beginning August 2nd, 2017

Meeting weekly * Wednesdays * 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by The Eno River Buddhist Community

Led by Callie Justice

 

Each class session will begin with a period of guided meditation practice and time for questions from participants concerning current challenges “on the cushion.”  The class will emphasize three key aspects of the Buddha’s path:

  • Developing a regular practice of breath meditation
  • Understanding the Buddha’s perspective on how to live a happier life
  • Bringing mindful awareness to daily life activities

Along with practicing breath meditation, participants will be given readings and activities to work with at home in between classes.  Participants are expected to commit to at least 30 minutes each day for practicing meditation and other class related activities.

Participants are also asked to commit to being present for all four of the class sessions.

Callie Justice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist.  She began to seriously explore the Buddha’s path in the mid-1990s, and has been a Practice Leader with the Eno River Buddhist Community for over 17 years.  The teachings of the Buddha as presented in the early discourses are her primary source for developing understanding and practice. She especially appreciates the teachings of scholar-monastics such as Bhikkhus Sujato, Brahmali, Bodhi, and Anālayo and benefits deeply from ongoing sharing with good friends on the path.

Callie offers leadership for this class as a practice of dānaDāna, or “giving,” is a central practice taught by the Buddha.  In relating to others from a sense of open-handedness, freely giving (particularly in support of the growth of the Dhamma), we create rich conditions of mind and heart for the development of the Buddha’s path.  Participants will likewise have the opportunity to offer donations in support of Callie.

For more information, please contact Callie at justice.callie@yahoo.com or (919) 286-5041.

We will offer a similar class this summer.  Those who would like to be included on the wait list for ERBC’s summer, 2017 Beginning the Buddha’s Path – Part 1 class are invited to contact Callie Justice at <justice.callie@yahoo.com> or at 919-286-5041.

A four-session class, beginning Tuesday, February 7, 2017       

Meeting weekly    *    Tuesdays    *    7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Eno River Buddhist Community  *  Led by Callie Justice

Sessions will begin with a period of guided meditation practice and time for questions from participants concerning current challenges “on the cushion.”  The class will introduce three key aspects of the Buddha’s path.

  • Developing a regular practice of breath meditation
  • Understanding the Buddha’s perspective on how to live a happier life
  • Bringing mindful awareness to daily life activities

Along with practicing breath meditation, participants will be given readings and activities to work with at home in between classes.  Participants are expected to commit time each day to meditation and other class related activities.

Participants are also asked to commit to being present for all four of the class sessions.  Part 2 of this class will be offered beginning in mid-March for those who wish to continue their study and practice of the Buddha’s Path.

Callie Justice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist.  She began to seriously explore the Buddha’s path in the mid-1990s, and has been a Practice Leader with the Eno River Buddhist Community for over 17 years.  The teachings of the Buddha as presented in the early discourses are her primary source for developing understanding and practice. She especially appreciates the teachings of scholar-monastics such as Bhikkhus Sujato, Brahmali, Bodhi, and Anālayo and benefits deeply from ongoing sharing with good friends on the path.

Callie offers leadership for this class as a practice of dānaDāna, or “giving,” is a central practice taught by the Buddha.  In relating to others from a sense of open-handedness, freely giving (particularly in support of the growth of the Dhamma), we create rich conditions of mind and heart for the development of the Buddha’s path.  Participants will likewise have the opportunity to offer donations in support of Callie.

For more information, please contact Callie at justice.callie@yahoo.com or (919) 286-5041.

This coming Monday, November 14th at the Eno River Buddhist Community, we will offer a special session focused on deepening our practice of loving-kindness or goodwill (mettā) meditation. There will be time for sharing experiences related to the theme: love is stronger than hatred and fear. Those present who wish to speak are invited to talk about a time when someone offered kindness or forgiveness to you, or to share times when you found yourself unexpectedly able to respond to another with genuine goodwill instead of with anger or fear.
 
We will meet from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Commons Room of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  As always, newcomers and visitors are welcome. For questions, please contact Callie Justice at justice.callie@yahoo.com or 919-286-5041.
 

All experience is preceded by mind,

led by mind, made by mind.

Speak or act with a corrupted mind

And suffering follows

As the wagon wheel follows the hoof of the ox.

 

All experience is preceded by mind,

led by mind, made by mind.

Speak or act with a peaceful mind

And happiness follows

Like a never departing shadow.

 

He abused me, attacked me, defeated me, robbed me.

For those carrying on like this hatred does not end.

She abused me, attacked me, defeated me robbed me.

For those not carrying on like this hatred ends.

 

Hatred never ends through hatred.

By nonhate alone does it end.

This is an ancient truth.

 

Many do not realize that we here must die.

For those who realize this

Quarrels end.

           –  The Dhammapada, Chpt I,  trans. Gil Fronsdal

 

May all beings be free from suffering and from the causes of suffering.

We will offer a similar class in the new year.  Those who would like to be included on the wait list for ERBC’s winter, 2017 Beginning the Buddha’s Path class are invited to contact Callie Justice at <justice.callie@yahoo.com> or at 919-286-5041.

A six-session class, beginning Sunday, October 16th, 2016 

Meeting 1st and 3rd Sundays each month  *  from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by The Eno River Buddhist Community * Led by Callie Justice

Sessions will begin with a period of guided meditation practice and time for questions from participants concerning current challenges “on the cushion.”  Each session will also include presentations and discussion centering on specific themes such as:

  • Finding a structure to support meditation practice in your life as it is now
  • Bringing more mindfulness to your moments whatever you are doing
  • Cultivating loving-kindness and compassion while grocery shopping
  • Considering letting go of some things
  • Exploring how work with all elements of the Noble Eight-Fold Path supports the development of meditation practice

It is expected that each participant will be working with these common themes in different ways.  The focus will be on helping each individual find her or his way drawing upon the framework taught by the Buddha – not on finding one, “right way” for all.

Callie Justice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist.  She began to seriously explore the Buddha’s path in the mid-1990s, and has been a Practice Leader with the Eno River Buddhist Community for over 17 years.  The teachings of the Buddha as presented in the early discourses are her primary source for developing understanding and practice. She especially appreciates the teachings of scholar-monastics such as Bhikkhus Sujato, Brahmali, Bodhi, and Anālayo and benefits deeply from ongoing sharing with good friends on the path.

Callie offers leadership for this class as a practice of dānaDāna, or “giving,” is a central practice taught by the Buddha.  In relating to others from a sense of open-handedness, freely giving (particularly in support of the growth of the Dhamma), we create rich conditions of mind and heart for the development of the Buddha’s path.  Participants will likewise have the opportunity to offer donations in support of Callie.

For more information, please contact Callie at justice.callie@yahoo.com or (919) 286-5041.