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CLASSES

 

THE DHARMA JOURNEY I   ~start where you are

These classes will introduce you to meditation and the philosophical landscape of the inward journey.   It is not necessary to be interested in “becoming a Buddhist” in order to participate in these programs.

“In undertaking a spiritual life, what matters is simple. We must make certain that our path is connected with our heart.” ~Joseph Goldstein

Fall, 2018 CLASSES ~begin Sep 19

The Journey Within II

This class will continue the exploration of beginning meditation. Tim will teach how to work with our emotions and obstacles as we progress.

teacher:  Tim M.
4 Wednesdays: Oct 24, 31 / Nov 7, 14
time: 7–8:30pm


3 REGISTRATION OPTIONS:
Pre-registration is required.

1) Registration for non-members
Fee: $42   REGISTER HERE

or
2) Registration for Members
Members attend all classes free of charge. However, do to limited seating, you still must email us by October 10 to register.

or
3) Scholarships
Scholarships are readily available by contacting Ellen Marie at sangha@milarepaiowa.org or text: 937-244-1961.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 23


ABOUT TIM:  Tim Mullaney, PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, has been a meditator and practitioner in the Karma Kagyu lineage for nearly 40 years. His teachers include Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche and Tai Situ Rinpoche. Tim is also a psychologist and has extensive background working with mindfulness training in professional, non-religious settings.

THE DHARMA JOURNEY II  ~awakening compassion

These classes, meditations and experiences will both deepen and broaden your meditation and provide an intellectual understanding of the basis for transformation.

“Buddhism is nothing other than a set of practices to open up the mysteries of the human heart and the deepest realities of our human experience as those exist, uniquely in us, right at this moment. And the human heart is not personal: the more we fathom our own hearts, the more we find there the being of others and, beyond that, the very heart of the world itself.” ~Reggie Ray

Discovering the Buddhist Path I: From Hinayana to Mahayana

Buddhism is an ongoing dialogue between masters and disciples that has been handed on from generation to generation over 2500 years.  In this course we will focus on some major transformations within the tradition from its starting point in Buddha’s awakening to the formation of the Buddhist community, its scriptures, and its practices.  In particular, we will study the shape of early Buddhism (Hinayana) and the dynamics leading to the breakthrough insights of Mahayana Buddhism.  Everyone is welcome.  There are no reading assignments, although suggestions for optional reading will be made.  This is a lecture course with time set aside each week for discussion.

teacher:  David K.
6 Mondays:  Sep 24 / Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / also NOV 5 
time: 6:30–7:30

Fee: $42
[ members attend all classes free of charge / become a member ]

Scholarships: Scholarships are readily available by contacting Ellen Marie at sangha@milarepaiowa.org or text: 937-244-1961.

Registration: pre-registration required.

Registration is closed for this class.

 


ABOUT DAVID: David Klemm, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Iowa, where he taught modern religious thought (philosophical theology and hermeneutics) for nearly thirty years.  As an undergraduate, he majored in religion, with special emphasis on Asian religions, especially Buddhism. From 1970-73, he studied in Vermont with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from whom he learned to meditate.  Throughout his career, he has continued his interest in Buddhism and his practice of meditation.

Discovering the Masters Series Book Discussion

This discussion class engages the great classic of Indian Mahayana Buddhism, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicaryavatara) written by the Indian sage and adept Shantideva (8th century).   The text is neither long nor difficult.  Composed in poetic verses, Shantideva’s text is a beautiful meditation on bodhicitta, the thought of and longing for awakening (enlightenment).   The poem traverses the major moments of the path to Buddhahood, and it culminates in a magnificent chapter on Wisdom.   This text became a favorite for serious practitioners and has been taught by the lamas continuously from the 8th century to the present day.

We will use the translation by the Padmakara Translation Group (Shambhala, 1997), which is available through Amazon for $15.72.

facilitator:  David K.
6 Mondays:  Sep 24 / Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 /  also NOV 5 
time: 8:00-9:00pm

Fee: $42
[ members attend all classes free of charge / become a member ]

Scholarships: Scholarships are readily available by contacting Ellen Marie at sangha@milarepaiowa.org or text: 937-244-1961.

Registration: pre-registration required.

Registration is closed for this class.


ABOUT DAVID: David Klemm, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Iowa, where he taught modern religious thought (philosophical theology and hermeneutics) for nearly thirty years.  As an undergraduate, he majored in religion, with special emphasis on Asian religions, especially Buddhism. From 1970-73, he studied in Vermont with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from whom he learned to meditate.  Throughout his career, he has continued his interest in Buddhism and his practice of meditation.