Friday, April 26
9:30 am - 4 pm
with Gil Fronsdal Buddha Hall at 300 Page StreetArticle on Sangha News: Straight to the Source – Gil Fronsdal on the Inner Structure of Mindfulness Practice
The Process of Insight and Concentration in the Buddha's teaching on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
The Buddha's most comprehensive instruction on mindfulness practice is in the Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. By building on awareness of breath, body, feelings, and mind, the discourse gives instruction on developing insight into the psychological dynamics directly connected to liberation. The structure of the practice described in the discourse involves a natural process of inner transformation that follows from the development of mindfulness and concentration working together.
This inner structure, often overlooked, will first be described in lectures, and then explored through meditation instruction and periods of meditation. Fee:
$100 non-members; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income. Some partial scholarships may be available. Fee includes lunch. To Register:
Use the Ticket Table below. Or call our toll free number 888.743.9362 or our local number 415.475.9362.
Ryuge Gil Fronsdal
Ryuge Gil Fronsdal, PhD, was ordained as a Zen priest at SFZC and received Dharma Transmission from Sojun Mel Weitsman. He has a doctorate in Buddhist Studies from Stanford University. He is a guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City. His translation of the Dhammapada is published by Shambhala Publications.