9-MONTH EIGHTFOLD PATH PROGRAM 9-MONTH EIGHTFOLD PATH PROGRAM Posted August 1, 2014 - News TAUGHT BY CHRIS CLIFFORD AND SENIOR IMC STUDENTS. 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 on June 20, 2015. DATES AT IMC: Introduction to the 9-Month Eightfold Path Program, Sunday, September 14, 1pm to 3pm Right View — Sunday, October 19, 1:00 to 3:30 pm Right Intention – Sunday, November 16, 1 to 3:30pm Right Speech – Sunday, December 7, 1 to 3:30pm Right Action – Saturday, January 10, 10am to 12:30pm Right Livelihood – Sunday, February 8, 1 to 3:30pm Right Effort – Sunday, March 8, 1 to 3:30pm Right Mindfulness – Sunday, April 5, 1 to 3:30pm Right Concentration – Sunday, May 10, 1 to 3:30pm Concluding Daylong Retreat at IRC – June 20 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Eightfold Path Program is full. Auditors are welcome to participate at the monthly meetings.