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The last class of this series will be this evening, February 24. This is one class less than originally planned.

” The Abhidharma deals very precisely and impartially with our particular type of mind and it is tremendously helpful for us to see our mind that way. The whole approach of Buddhism is oriented towards dealing with everyday life situations rather than just meditating in order to attain enlightenment”. -Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Glimpses of Abhidharma has long been one of my favorite series of CTR’s foundational teachings. His uniquely experiential articulation of the development of mind and consciousness makes the Abhidharma a fascinating portrait of how we flicker in and out of awareness. Over the course of six weeks, we will do a close reading of the text with ample time for discussion. – D Nudell

Readings

  • Class 1: Please read from Glimpses of Abhidharma including questions and answers, the chapters: Introduction Form
    If you are new to the kitchen sink, please read Meditation in Action chapters 1 & 3. If you don’t have a copy of the book, there are PDFs of these chapters on the curriculum page.
  • Class 2: (Feb 3) Please read chapters on:
    Form
    Feeling
    Also please think of one question from either of the above chapters.
  • Reading for Feb 10
    Chapter on Perception- please pay special attention to the Q&A
    Also, jot down a question that is based on the readings to date
    Cheers and look forward to seeing you on Thursday
  • Readings for Feb 17- Chapters:
    Intellect
    Meditation
    Also please jot down a question on the readings to date.
  • Readings for Feb 24:
    Consciousness and Auspicious Coincidence
    optional:
    Practice and Intellect

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