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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This series will expand on instructions offered in most basic mindfulness courses, offering new depths of understanding, as well as integrating the practice with life situations. We will consider the function of mindfulness training within the context of contemplative practices that have liberation as the aim. Mindfulness training is at the heart of Buddhist meditation. It plays an important role in the direct realization that frees the mind from suffering.This series is appropriate for new and seasoned practitioners. New comers may experience it as a practical introduction to mindfulness. More advanced practitioners will have the opportunity to refine their meditative skills.

September 16—Breath: An Intimate Focus for Attention
September 23—Body: A Matter Of Life
September 30—Pain And Pleasure: A Balanced Response
October 7—Emotions: A Dynamic Response
October 14—Thoughts: Calming Distractions
October 21—Intentions: A Fresh Start
October 28—Meditative Experience: Sitting And Walking Practice

EVERYONE IS WELCOME. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.

For more information contact: sitadmin-ajax imsb or (408) 335-6417.

IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.

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