Four Noble Truths: Insights and Meditations
In this five-week online course, we will explore the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism through Phillip Moffitt’s book, “Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in the Face of Suffering.” The course includes guided required reading of this text and instruction in a variety of mindful meditations that help build compassion and insight. Introductory tuition $25.
You can start the course at ANY time and have immediate access to the first unit upon enrollment. You have five weeks to take the course from the date you start. There is no schedule to keep to or required group activities. Read at your own pace and engage with the videos, worksheets and guided meditations in whatever way is most helpful for you. No grades. No pressure. No requirements.
This course is for you if:
- You want to feel less anxiety, stress and depression
- You want to learn more about fundamental concepts in Buddhism
- You need a flexible program that allows you to work at your convenience
- You wish to increase your capacity for compassion
This course is for yoga and meditation students of all levels who want to know more about Buddhism and wish to learn metta meditation techniques to either start or refresh a daily meditation practice. This is an intellectual, personal and shared journey into meditation practices that are inspired by insights related to the Four Noble Truths. These are secular practices that can be incorporated into even the most busy lifestyle.
Dr. Dean Ornish has described the core textbook for this online course as, “…a profound book about the relationship between happiness and suffering. It is filled with wisdom about how to live a more effective and satisfying life. I recommend it for anyone who is struggling with change in their lives.” (From the back cover)
Do you want to improve the quality of your health on your own time, at your own pace and in the comfort of your home, office or local coffee shop or park?
Do you need an affordable meditation program that doesn’t require you to also pay for transportation, childcare, meals and housing?
Are you looking for new inspiration and meaning for your existing practice? Are you a yoga or meditation teacher that wants to incorporate more meditation in your own practice and your teaching?
Do not delay! You will learn simple techniques for relieving stress, tension and anxiety on the very first day of the course—even before you read one word of the core text!