This course is a nine-week Mindful Inquiry (Dhammavicaya) course, starting on the 3rd April 2022. Each session will be held at 4:00 PM Sydney time. The experiential component of this course will be based on Gendlin’s Thinking at the Edge (TAE) process.

The TAE skills-learning will be done in the context of formulating for ourselves a vision of the whole of the Early Buddhist teachings. Over the weeks, we will, each in our own way, articulate our understanding of the early Buddhist teachings, those presented in the Pāli Nikāyas. This course is open to people who have no idea at all of the Buddhist teachings, because the topics are (despite the technical language displayed below) sufficiently about human experiencing to be relevant to newcomers.

The topics planned are:

Dependent Arising 1 (Bodily Implying & Occurring)
Mindfulness (Re-recognizing & Versioning as Core Processes of Experiencing)
Kamma 1 (Intending & Thinking; Belief & Experience)
Brahmaviharas (Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equinimity)
Khandhas & Dukkha (Five Sentient Processes as Personality Processes) 
Dependent Arising 2  (Personality’s Recycling)
Anatta (the Language of Not-Self & of Person)
Nibbana (Letting Be & Liberation)

Cost: Dana, as per Buddhist custom.

Eligibility: Anyone in our Kalyanamitta group can come. Others can apply to me for inclusion – christopherATwholebodymindfulnessDOTcom. If you have done the 7-week Focusing course, that helps; but it isn’t necessary. In fact, I believe that a newcomer can gain Focusing proficiency during this nine weeks.

This course will make a great preparation for our study of Sue Hamilton-Blyth’s insightful vision of early Buddhism, which follows on in the next course.