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Mon, Sep 23



Foundation in The Path to Enlightenment - Meditation Practitioner Course (30-hours)

Foundation in The Path to Enlightenment - Meditation Practitioner Course (30-hours)
Foundation in The Path to Enlightenment - Meditation Practitioner Course (30-hours)

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2024, 9:00 AM CST – Sep 27, 2024, 3:00 PM CST

Guendalizaá, Cocotillo 318, H, 70987 Crucecita, Oax., Mexico

About the Course/Retreat

Foundation in The Path to Enlightenment - Meditation Practitioner Course (30-hours)

This course focuses on guiding Students in developing a solid foundation in The Teachings and practices of Gotama Buddha.

Students will learn how to establish a “life practice” based on independent observation of Gotama Buddha’s Teachings. Students will be guided in how to acquire wisdom through learning and practicing The Teachings to liberate the mind on The Path to attaining Enlightenment.

At the conclusion of this course, Students will have a theoretical foundation to start integrating and applying these Teachings in daily life to include a consistent meditation practice to eliminate discontent feelings from the mind such as sadness, anger, frustration, irritation, annoyance, guilt, shame, fears, boredom, loneliness, shyness, jealousy, resentment, stress, anxiety, etc.

Teachings & Discussions (Dhamma Talks)

  • Life Story of Gotama Buddha
  • Enlightenment What is “Enlightenment”
  • The Four Noble Truths: Establishing Right View
  • The Eight Fold Path: The Path for All Humans to Enlightenment
  • Transforming the The Three Poisons: Craving, Anger, and Ignorance
  • The Five Precepts: A Householders Guide to Daily Practice
  • What is Kamma and How Does It Affect Me?
  • What is Merit?
  • God's Creative Action: You Have Free Will
  • Meditation: Developing Your Practice
  • Buddhist Temple Tour

Meditation Practice

  • Meditation Instruction: Breathing Mindfulness Meditation and Loving-kindness Meditation
  • Meditation Positions: Seated, Lying, Standing, and Walking Position
  • Buddhist Chanting in Pali

(There are no prerequisites for this course.)

Class Location

Classes will be held at Wat Tung Yu (Thai Buddhist Temple) in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Wat Tung Yu

Rachadamnoen Rd

Tambon Si Phum

Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200

Class Schedule & Dates Available

4 March - 8 March 2024

9:00AM - 3:00PM

9:00AM - Chanting & Meditation

9:30AM - Teaching & Discussion (Dhamma Talk)

12:00PM - Lunch

1:30PM - Teaching, Discussion, & Practice (Meditation)

3:00PM - Finish

Learning Resources

This course is based on the book "Developing a Life Practice: The Path That Leads to Enlightenment" (Volume 1). You may prefer to read this book prior to the course. Printed books are available online or at the Temple.

Ongoing Support

Ongoing support for students will be provided through an online community.

Online Participation

If you are unable to attend this course in Chiang Mai, Thailand at Wat Tung Yu, you are welcome to participate through our live interactive classroom using Zoom.


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This course is offered at no cost. Donations will be accepted to contribute to the expense of hosting the course. All are welcome and no one is turned away for lack of funds.


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