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Let Go! A Buddhist Approach To Breaking Free Of Habits

A 6-week course led by Shaila Catherine, Dawn Neal, Chris Clifford, Ying Chen, Kim Allen, and Janetti Marotta

Experience the wondrous freedom of release!

Thursdays, January 16 – February 20, 2020
7:15 pm to 9:00 pm
Silence begins at 7:00. Arrive early (around 7:00) to enjoy the optional pre-class meditation period.

Start the new year off by letting go of limiting and oppressive habits! This course will examine the nature and function of attachments. Through mindfulness meditation practices, we will train ourselves to let go of unwanted mental patterns. Freeing the mind from conditioned assumptions and habitual obstructions, we enable love, wisdom, creativity, and compassion to flourish. This spacious ease nourishes our self-respect, spiritual values, friendships, and improves every aspect of our lives.

  • January 16 – Letting Go of Habitual Patterns with Janetti Marotta
  • January 23 – Understanding Grasping with Chris Clifford
  • January 30 – Mental and Emotional Dynamics with Ying Chen
  • February 6 – Tuning Into the Body; Freedom From Addiction with Shaila Catherine
  • February 13 – Love and Compassion with Shaila Catherine
  • February 20 – Ethics and Creativity with Dawn Neal
  • February 27 – Bonus Class. Mindfulness Meditation: A drop-in evening for meditation practice with Kim Allen

REQUIRED BOOK: Let Go: A Buddhist Approach To Breaking Free Of Habits, By Martine Batchelor, published by Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-521-7

WHO SHOULD JOIN: This course is open to all practitioners.

COURSE LEVELS: It is designed as a level 1 course. Click this link for a key to course level designations.

Visit our Teacher Page for teacher biographies and photographs.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required for this course. Registration fees are non-refundable. To register, select an option under the Tickets heading at the bottom of this page. (If you are viewing this page more than two months in advance of the course, the Tickets heading might not yet appear, so please check again later.) To register for a course, you purchase one ticket, which registers you for the entire class series. You only need to register once; you do not need to register separately for each class session.

Course Fee: The sliding scale fee range is from $360 to $90 and will be shared between IMSB and the teacher(s). The lower end of the sliding scale is intended for those with limited financial means. The low rate of $90 is estimated to cover the most basic costs such as rent and insurance for the specific class period. This base rate does not factor in compensation for teachers or ongoing administrative expenses for IMSB. If you pay at the mid to high range of the sliding scale, your generosity supports those with limited income in attending our programs and also supports IMSB and the teachers, enabling the dhamma to thrive in the South Bay area. We encourage you to choose the highest level that is appropriate for your economic situation.

Scholarship Assistance: A scholarship rate of $45 is offered for those with very limited financial means. If you need additional assistance, or if you would like to volunteer to help out, please inquire with the registrar by contacting ThursdayClass.

Tax Deductions: The basic registration fee is not tax deductible. Donations above the base rate will be considered voluntary contributions and are deductible for any amount that is over the base rate. Each January, the IMSB treasurer sends donors letters that acknowledge the amount given for the previous year that is above the basic rate; this serves as documentation for tax deduction purposes.

Cancellation Policy: All fees and payments are non-refundable. If it becomes necessary to cancel participation in a course, and the registrar is notified prior to the start of the first class meeting, your registration fee will be converted into a voucher creditable towards the fee for a future IMSB Thursday class. Vouchers must be used within one year of the initial course start date, and may be transferred to only one future course. Cancellations that occur after the start of the first class are not eligible for the voucher credit.

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