Intro to Insight Meditation Thought and Practice

8 Weeks
Tuesdays, March 12 – April 30, 2024

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
on Zoom

In this course, we will explore the foundational principles of Buddhism, its core teachings, and the experiential nature of meditation practice. The course is designed for anyone who is new to Buddhist thought or who wants to refresh their understanding and practice. The program consists of eight 90-minutes sessions offered via Zoom. Each session will include guided meditations and a presentation on a fundamental teaching. The eight sessions are intended to build upon each other, but each can stand alone so that one can join any session without feeling lost. The course will be led by Steve Williger and Heidi Wormser, members of IM Cleveland’s Board and Dharma Council.

The course is offered free of charge but registration is required. Please register below. Questions about the class? Contact Heidi Wormser.

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March 12 – Session 1
What Is Meditation and How Do We Do It?

March 19 – Session 2
Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation

March 26 – Session 3
Suffering and the End of Suffering

April 2 – Session 4
Hindrances We Encounter in Meditation

April 9 – Session 5
Vipassana (Insight or Mindfulness) Meditation

April 16 – Session 6
Five Aggregates of Clinging

April 23 – Session 7
Dependent Origination

April 30 – Session 8
Foundations of Mindfulness