Eightfold Path Program on Zoom (2021-2022)

Eightfold Path Program on Zoom (2021-2022)

Taught by Tanya Wiser, Ying Chen, Chris Clifford, David Lorey

Offered on Zoom, registration/application required, see details below.  Applications to have a personal mentor are due by Aug. 31, 2021. Registration to attend without mentoring will remain open.

2021-22 Sundays 1:00-3:30pm Pacific Time unless otherwise noted

  • Sep 5 – Introduction to the Program
  • Oct 3 –  View
  • Nov 7  – Intention
    • ( Nov 21 1:00-2:00 Optional Drop-in Discussion Session)
  • Dec 5 – Speech
  • Jan 16 –  Action
    • ( Feb 06 1:00-2:00 Optional Drop-in Discussion Session)
  • Feb 13 – Livelihood
  • Mar 6 – Effort–This March meeting will be a hybrid of Zoom and LIVE! at IMC for locals, with a potluck social tea afterward 3:30-5:00.
    • ( Mar 27 1:00-2:00 Optional Drop-in Discussion Session)
  • Apr 10 – Mindfulness
  • May 15 – Concentration
    • (May 29 1:00-2:00 Optional Drop-in Discussion Session)
  • June 25 Saturday 9:30 to 4:30 Concluding Daylong Retreat –  also on Zoom

The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path— 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.

All are welcome to attend the Sunday sessions above. Please register to receive zoom links and course materials by email. A longer application is required to be assigned a mentor in addition to the group meetings.  Mentoring slots may fill.  The form for both purposes is:  registration/application.

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 (if you apply for this) to discuss one’s practice and reflections on the Eightfold Path factors.
  4. Four optional drop-in Discussion/Q&A sessions for anyone, but especially for those with no personal mentor.
  5. Ends with a one-day Eightfold Path retreat on Zoom.

Contact eightfoldpath@insightmeditationcenter.org with questions.