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Cultivating Mental Discipline: Mindfulness and Insight (Online)

Stan Merrill

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No class on July 5.

The Satipatthana Sutta (also known as the “Four Foundations of Mindfulness”) provides the instructions for “the direct path for the realization of Nibbana”, or nirvana. This Sutta describes the Buddha’s step-by-step instructions for meditators to lead a life “free from cravings and discontent”. Even if attaining nirvana might not be your cup of tea, this important text identifies the things to notice and do in order to cultivate the mental discipline required to overcome the habitual patterns that cause suffering.

Click Here for access to Joseph Goldstein’s 45 one-hour talks on the Satipatthana Sutta that go into great depth. If you are interested in optional reading, the book Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization by Bhikkhu Analayo is a very detailed and scholarly exposition.

This livestreaming program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!

This class will be recorded. Recordings will be distributed to registered participants ONLY, after each class session. Recordings will not be available for purchase after the program ends.

All times are CDT. Please contact onlinelearning@junghouston.org with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.


About the instructor

Stan Merrill

Stanley Merrill earned a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification through the Awareness Training Institute of the University of California at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center in 2019. The two-year program was taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through Sounds True. He attended a teacher training class “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction,” taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Stanley has taught meditation techniques at the Veterans Administration, the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, The West University Seniors Center, Luna Recovery Center, MD Anderson in Sugarland, and Chevron. For 23 years, he worked at IBM, where he was a Systems Engineer, Systems Engineer Manager, and an Application Development Consultant. He has studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation since 1995.

General details

Date & time

Duration

Four Tuesdays,
June 28 - July 26,
6 - 7:30pm CT

6 h

Number of sessions

4   

Pricing

Member

$125.00 USD

General

$135.00 USD

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