Foundations of Buddhism: Exploring the Practice of Meditation and Early Teachings of the Buddha
March 30–April 1, 2018
This weekend will explore the core tenets of Buddhism for those who are interested in establishing a meditation practice as well those who have a current practice but want to learn more about the foundational philosophy and view of this tradition. What did the Buddha teach about walking a spiritual path? About the nature of our thoughts and emotions? How do we apply this wisdom in our everyday lives? This weekend will be a combination of talks on foundational Buddhist teachings, periods of meditation instruction and group discussion. All are welcome, but this program is especially for beginners.
Dr. Amelia Hall is an assistant professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She gained her PhD. in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies from the University of Oxford in 2012. She has taught and developed courses on Buddhism as an online religious studies faculty member at Central Michigan University and served as a faculty member for Antioch University Buddhist Studies Abroad program in Bodhgaya, India. She is also a contributor to the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of Buddhism. She has been a Buddhist practitioner for 20 years.