Eight-fold Path Program (2017-2018) – Enrollment Open


Meeting Dates:

  • Sundays 1:00-3:30: Sept 24, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, March 4, April 8, May 6
  • Saturday: June 23 9:30 to 4:30 Concluding Daylong Retreat at IRC, Scotts Valley
The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path. This is a set of eight practical approaches to bring Buddhist practice into the width and depth of our lives. The Eightfold Path Program is an introduction to each of the Eightfold factors so participants will discover how to apply each set of practices in ways that are personally meaningful. Pre-requisite: completion of IMC’s Introduction to Meditation course or the equivalent.
The program has the following elements:
  1. 2-1/2 hour monthly meetings that include teachings, meditation, and discussions.
  2. Readings, reflections and practices for each month.
  3. A monthly one-hour personal meeting with an Eightfold Path mentor to discuss one’s practice and reflections on the Eightfold Path factors.
  4. Ends with a one-day Eightfold Path retreat at the Insight Retreat Center in Scotts Valley

Pre-requisite: completion of IMC’s 5-week Introduction to Meditation course or the equivalent.

To APPLY , fill out online form.

Contact eightfoldpath@insightmeditationcenter.org with questions.

Sep 24 – Introduction to the Program
Oct 8 –  Eightfold Path Program – Right View
Nov 5  – Eightfold Path Program – Right Intention
Dec 3 – Eightfold Path Program –  Right Speech 
Jan 7 –  Eightfold Path Program – Right Action  
Feb 4 – Eightfold Path Program – Right Livelihood
Mar 4 – Eightfold Path Program – Right Effort
Apr 1 – Eightfold Path Program – Right Mindfulness
May 6 – Eightfold Path Program – Right Concentration
(Saturday) June 23 Daylong retreat at IRC Scotts Valley