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 dāna. Dāna, 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 email@example.com or (919) 286-5041.