Knoxville Community of Mindfulness

Wisdom II: Wisdom and the Middle Way
​October 24-November 14
$60 suggested donation


In the Bodhisattva path the foundation for cultivating wisdom is the teaching of the Middle Way. To practice this teaching, we investigate the nature of our experience.  The culmination of this investigation is a clear understanding of the nature of phenomena, the nature of the mind, and the nature of the self. Using instructions from the Therevada, Mahayana, Yogacara and Dzogchen traditions, we will engage in a set of practices that prepare the way for this clear understanding to arise.

This class is most appropriate for students who have an established meditation practice, including experience with the Brahma Viharas and the Four Noble Truths.
Classes meet weekly on Zoom.  When you submit your registration form, you will see the message: You have successfully registered, appear briefly above the submit button.  A few days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive the Zoom link  and a short reading.  If possible, please register at least one day prior to the first class so that you will have time to complete the short reading. 

There is a suggested donation of $60, which covers the four classes.  Any amount is gratefully accepted. Your practice of  generosity makes it possible for those of limited means to participate in the class.

John Blackburn, Ph.D., has practiced meditation for over forty-five years, practicing intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen traditions.  He leads a local meditation group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness.  He also serves as member of the board of directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC.

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