The aim of all Buddhist practice is to bring about freedom from suffering. We can free ourselves from much, but not all, of our suffering by becoming more ethical, more mindful, and more compassionate. “Becoming a better person,” however, isn’t enough.
In order to bring about the maximum possible degree of freedom from suffering we have to radically change the way we see ourselves and our relation with the world. This change comes about by developing insight.
On the two months of this event you will learn to:
This event is suitable for people with an established meditation practice, including a familiarity with mindfulness of breathing and lovingkindness meditations.
With clear, practical and down-to-earth instruction, this course will help you to transform the way you see yourself and your life. You’ll receive:
Bodhipaksa has been practicing Buddhist meditation for over 30 years, and teaching for around 25 years. He formerly taught meditation in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Montana, and for several years ran a thriving retreat center in the Scottish Highlands. He is the author of more than a dozen books and audiobooks, and has been published in six languages. In 2001 he founded Wildmind, an online meditation center. He has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist order since 1993. He is originally from Scotland, but now lives in New Hampshire. He has two children.
Registration for Waking Up (Nov 1–Dec 31) is open!
Participation is by donation. There are three suggested donation levels, but you are free to give a different amount.
First, determine your donation level and the amount of your donation, and then click the link below to donate. Once your donation is processed you are automatically registered and will receive the first Waking Up email on Novenber 1st.
A limited number of scholarships are available for those who are unable to make a donation for reasons of financial hardship. If you would like to take advantage of one of these scholarships, please write to us.