The Art of Reflection Course
7.30pm - 10pm, for five weeks
When we come along to the centre or read Dharma books or listen to Dharma talks online, we have a fantastic opportunity to take in the Dharma, becoming clear on the Buddha’s essential teaching.
This can be an inspiring, exciting process! But this knowledge doesn’t always translate into our lived experience, as we all too often fall back on old, uninspired ways of being, in particular when times are tough.
Reflection is the vital key in bringing our more intellectual understandings deeper into how we emotionally relate to the world. By thinking well, by reflecting, we can bring this knowledge from the head into our heart, into our bones even, so it naturally informs our sense of purpose in and understanding of the world.
Reflection explores how we think, in particular how to think usefully, especially thinking on the Dharma. Reflection is an art, and like any art, it can be learnt and developed, leading to a deeper understanding of life and to the fullness of wisdom.
This course will explore reflection on the Dharma as a spiritual practice, exploring what we think and how we think it. It will explore contemplation and insight, and how reflection can be a way to discover and see for ourselves the truth of the Dharma.
Suitable for: Anyone who knows the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana, and is interested in deepening their understanding of Buddhism.
Cost: €110 waged / €90 low-waged / €65 unwaged or student.