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     A 12-session practice group, beginning September 13th, 2017   

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

                Sponsored by The Eno River Buddhist Community          

                       Led by Callie Justice

Developing the Buddha’s Path is a practice group intended for people who have already been introduced to fundamental teachings of the Buddha and who have some experience with meditation practice. In the group, we will develop key practices in these areas:

  • Breath meditation
  • Loving-kindness meditation
  • Establishing mindfulness
  • Ethical living
  • Contemplation of teachings drawn from the early Buddhist discourses

We will begin each session with a period of guided meditation practice. Every week time will be allowed for discussion and for questions.

Participants will be given readings and activities to work with at home in between classes. Everyone is expected to commit to an average of 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 12 of the class sessions (except in situations such as illness or pre-arranged travel plans).

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 group 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.

To register, or for more information, please contact Callie at <justice.callie@yahoo.com> or 919-286-5041. Please note that pre-registration is required for this group.

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