Buddhist Meditation Classes & Practice

Intensive Study Group

by Peter Carlson on August 27, 2015

Peter is recruiting an intensive study group, which will meet 8 times, from 7:30-9 PM Tuesdays.  The format of the group will be applying aphorisms from the Tibetan lojong mind training discipline, which is currently being explored during Wednesday night meetings.  In the intensive group, participants will commit to 45 minutes per day of meditation, either mindfulness of breathing or lovingkindness, to support the application of an aphorism.  Each participant will choose one of the aphorisms for daily integration into normal life routines, in order to cultivate the ability to gain maximum benefit from the practice.  During the weekly meetings, the practice experience of the prior week will be discussed with Peter, and other participants will have the opportunity to participate as well, much like a seminar.

This formatted study group has been found to be very useful for participants over the years it has been offered.  The first meeting will be announced when there are 6 committed members; there are now 4.  Contact Peter at 407 339-5444 for more information about the group.

Notes To Accompany Lojong Introduction

by Peter Carlson on July 16, 2015

Here are the notes accompanying the just posted .mp3 recording “Lojong Introduction July 15 2015”:    TRAINING THE HEARTMIND

Buddhism and Relationship Notes

by Peter Carlson on July 2, 2015

Here are the notes prepared for the just-posted recording of the talk from July 1:BUDDHISM AND RELATIONSHIP NOTES

Buddhism and Addiction Notes

by Peter Carlson on June 25, 2015

Here are the notes for the just posted .mp3 file entitled “Buddhism And Addiction June 24 2015”: BUDDHISM AND ADDICTION NOTES

Intensive Study Group

by Peter Carlson on June 4, 2015

Peter is interviewing folks who are interested in participating in an 8 week intensive study group, meeting on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9 in his office, located in his home in front of the cottage that is the meditation hall.

This group process has been facilitated by Peter for several years, previously for 12 weeks.  Requirements for participation are a commitment to practice mindfulness meditation or lovingkindness meditation every day for the duration of the series of meetings-there will be no meditation during the meetings.  The format of the series is organized around the practice of integrating mindfulness and/or lovingkindness into daily life routines.

Attendance is limited to 6 persons, organized in seminar fashion, that is, Peter will dialogue with each participant in turn about their area of practice, followed by general group discussion about that topic.

The cost for the series is $160, and the start date will be set when there are 6 committed members; there are already 3 commitments, so if you are considering participation, contact Peter via email or call 407 339-5444, leaving a phone number and email address for registration.

The Value Of Breath Awareness

THE VALUE OF BREATH AWARENESS This is the first of a series of essays organized around an exploration of the specific practices advocated in the Anapanasati Sutta, most frequently translated as the teaching on mindfulness of breathing. According to Buddhist tradition, this is the practice that Siddhattha Gotama perfected during the night of his awakening, […]

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Last Call for the Intensive Study Group

Over the last several years, Peter has facilitated  intensive study groups organized around various topics related to Buddhist teachings and practices.  This year’s series begins on Tuesday, January 13, from 7:30 to 9 PM, meeting in Peter’s office in his home, the building in front of the meditation hall. Because of the upcoming 9-day meditation […]

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