WBC FOUNDATION LEVEL COURSE


The Way of the Buddha

Semester One

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Sundays (12:30 - 2:30 PM)

September 22 - December 15, 2019 

Led by Derek Kolleeny, Andrea Sherman, and Julie Farmer

Drop-ins welcomed

Location: Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533. View map and directions below. (GPS won’t work!)

Suggested offering **:

$120 for the full course, $60 for 6 classes or $10 per class

**Note that WBC maintains a policy of making our programs affordable to all. Those with limited income please offer what you can afford on our donation page here.

Join us as we explore the authentic path of meditation and insight as originally described by the Buddha and skillfully transmitted to the West by one of the great Tibetan masters of our time, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. We will explore such topics as the life of the Buddha, the birth of confusion and suffering, karma, and the path back to sanity, focusing on the techniques and stages of meditation and bringing meditation into our daily lives. The material will be presented in talks and group discussion.  

Readings will be from a wide variety of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s writings, which will be provided in a source book available in both printed and digital versions.  Each class will begin with 30 minutes of meditation, followed by a talk and discussion on the topics covered in the readings.  Audio recordings of all classes, including both talk and discussion, will be available online.

This series is recommended for both beginning and experienced practitioners, and is designed to benefit participants whether or not they can attend regularly. This course is the perfect next step for those that participated in the Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha course last year.

ABOUT

The course will be given across three semesters, each with twelve class sessions:

  1. Fall Semester — Discovering Reality: Neurosis, Sanity, and the Way of Meditation

  2. Winter Semester — Transforming Suffering into Compassion: Insight, Egolessness and Buddha Nature

  3. Spring Semester — The Path of the Bodhisattva: Motivation, Wisdom and Compassionate Activity

This series is recommended for both beginning and experienced practitioners, and is designed to benefit participants whether or not they can attend regularly. 

Drop-ins welcomed; suggested offering of $10.  

*”Foundation” courses are offered for those just beginning to study with WBC, and offer an accessible broad overview. They establish a foundation for further study at the Intermediate level.


DIRECTIONS

Eileen Fisher Headquarters
2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533

As you face the river, the entrance is on your left, on the northwest corner of the building.

1. From Route 9, turn onto Main Street, Irvington. Continue down hill (west) towards the train station.
2. Turn right on N. Ashton
3. Turn left on Bridge Street, continue on to River Street
4. Eileen Fisher’s space occupies the 2nd brick building. Turn right into Second Parking Lot
5. Enter Eileen Fisher – Door facing River

 

For those who walk from the Irvington train station.  As you face the river, it is the second large building on your left.  You enter from the river side, with your back to the river as you go through the door.

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WBC maintains a policy of making our programs affordable to all. Those with limited income please offer what you can afford on our donation page