For the last few years, Venerable Thay and the Vietnamese Buddhist community have opened Dinh Quang Temple to our Saturday meditations. This simple, generous act has had a profound effect on Ozark Dharma Community's trajectory. Every week, we’ve had a safe and peaceful place to practice. And every week, we've had a safe and peaceful place to grow. We've grown so much in size that it's time for a change of address: one that has more parking, a central location and easy access by bus. Starting July 1, 2017, our new home will be at National Avenue Christian Church near National and Sunshine at 1515 S National Ave, Springfield MO 65804.National Avenue Christian Church has a commitment to being open and inclusive. This dovetails with ODC’s own ideals to share and learn from the Buddha's teachings in a practical, non-dogmatic way. Our last meditation at Dinh Quang Temple is Saturday, June 24, 2017. We may be changing our address, but the temple -- and the generosity of the…
Image text: The Reflective Mind and the Four Noble TruthsA Five Week, Practice-Oriented ExplorationBased on the Teachings of Ajahn Sumedho An Online, Interactive CourseOctober 13 thru November 14, 2014~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Our reflections will be organized around Ajahn Sumedho's short book, The Four Noble Truths. It is available online, without cost, in pdf or in HTML format.
To participate in this course, each week you will be 1) meditating, 2) reading a chapter or article, 3) completing an activity, 4) posting reflections on the discussion forum, and 5) replying to at least one other participant's reflections.
Participants will need access to the internet at least twice a week, a free Canvas student learning account, and a commitment to completing the readings, activities and discussions each week.
There is no charge for participating in the class.
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