Exploring Analytical Practices - Establishing the View of Emptiness
An online course
Wednesdays 12th July - 9th August
19.00 - 21.00 UTC +03:00
Through the history of the Buddhist meditative tradition analytical practices have served as a central vehicle for internalising the view of emptiness. These practices support opening to a profound understanding of the nature of phenomena, the self, the world and all appearances. The analytical practices are often not explored by meditators, but can help us open to a powerful and liberating understanding when applied in the crucible of one's meditation practice.
In this course, we will explore four different analytical approaches as they are outlined and presented in Rob Burbea’s Seeing That Frees:
The Parts & Wholes
Chandrakirti's Sevenfold Reasoning
Neither One Nor Many
Beginnings & Ends
The course consists of five teaching sessions on Wednesday evenings. Each session will include meditation focusing on letting go, which besides its other benefits, will support us in showing up fully with our hearts, minds and bodies to engage with the analytical practices.
This course is meant to support those who have been meditating and have some working familiarity with samadhi and practices of letting go.
Alongside regular meditation practice, we will ask that you read the corresponding chapters from 'Seeing that frees' before each session.
The course is offered fully on a Dana basis.
The course is offered by
Yahel Avigur is a devoted meditator and Dharma teacher. In 2013, After practicing in Theravada and Insight Meditation traditions, he met the Dharma teacher Rob Burbea and became his student. He was encouraged by Rob to teach the path of Emptiness to its depth; his unique approach to the Jhana practice; and to train in teaching Soulmaking Dharma. Yahel is also trained in the Hakomi approach of assisted self study.
Juha Penttilä has been practicing meditation since 2002. He has spent extended periods of time on retreats and in monasteries in Asia and Europe and is one of the founding members of Nirodha, the Finnish Insight Meditation practice community. Juha completed his Insight Meditation teacher training in 2020. In addition to exploring meditation, Juha’s teaching is influenced by the current climate crisis and engaged perspectives into the Dharma.