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This is a 6-unit course which you are invited to study at your own pace. Once enrolled, you retain unlimited access to the course. Each lesson will offer roughly one hour of material to work with, including video teachings, prompts for reflection, optional quizzes, and a communal discussion board. There will also be suggested take-home practices, including guided meditations, for you to explore throughout each week.
Unit 1 | The Common Thread
Dependent arising is the central thread of Buddha's teaching. Elizabeth explains what dependent arising is, why it's important, and how we can bring this wisdom into our lives.
Unit 2 | Looking Realistically
The truth of dependent arising is everywhere, if we know how to look. It is the nature of reality. Elizabeth demonstrates a simple contemplation we can do for our ourselves to show that reality isn't quite what we commonly mistake it to be.
Unit 3 | The Knowing Mind
We are fortunate to have minds that can discern the world accurately, with a little bit of training. Elizabeth offers guidance in using our natural talent for discernment to propel ourselves toward spiritual awakening.
Unit 4 | The Path of Inquiry
Now we begin the ancient practice of looking and not finding. These two analytical meditations can radically open up our perception of the world.
Unit 5 | The Middle Way
It's easy to get locked into binary extremes: believing that the world around us is solidly real or believing that nothing exists. Elizabeth takes us beyond these with a playful analytical meditation.
Unit 6 | Awakening the Heart
Having immersed ourselves in the core of Buddhist wisdom, what is there to do? We'll see that living from the heart proves to be the perfect application of what we have learned.
We offer discounted rates to groups of five or more. If you're interested in taking this course as a group or with your sangha, please fill out this form.