This One Mindful Breath secular dharma study course, ‘What is this?’ has been developed using recordings of talks given by Stephen Batchelor in 2015 and 2016 at Gaia House, Devon, and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Massachussets. Starting on 28 February and ending on 26 September 2018, each study session will take place during the One Mindful Breath session on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
We won’t be listening to the talks on the night, so we ask that you listen to each talk before you come along, and recommend that you take notes as you listen. During each session, a facilitator will put questions to the group of participants; these questions will be found on the event page for each individual course session in due course.
We are tremendously grateful to Christine Johnson of Upaya Sangha of Tucson for putting together this series of talks, and sharing her participant questions with us. We further developed her work to ensure it fits the shorter timeframe available to us.
What will the course cost?
One Mindful Breath offers this course to all participants without a fixed fee and is pleased to be able to make the resources freely available, thanks to the generosity of many. We seek your support to enable the community to continue operating in this way with a charitable donation (in New Zealand) through Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust by bank transfer to 38 9019 0064662 03.
Similarly, Stephen Batchelor does not charge for his teaching, and depends on the generosity of students for his livelihood. In New Zealand you can make a charitable donation to support Steven’s work through Aotearoa Buddhist Education by bank transfer to 38 9019 0064662 01. Donations by debit and credit card can be made through PayPal on his website here.
To get a tax receipt for your donations by bank transfer, please let our treasurer know a) the amount you donated, b) the date, and c) the account number into which it went, in an email.
Here’s what each session of the course looks like.
◼︎ 28 February 2018 – 1 of 8
Reactive or responsive? • 59:28
Recorded 17 July 2016 during a Secular Buddhist Retreat at Gaia House, Devon
◼︎ 28 March 2018 – 2 of 8
Confusion – reflections on moha • 62:51
Recorded 19 July 2016 during a Secular Buddhist Retreat at Gaia House, Devon
◼︎ 25 April 2018 – 3 of 8
Enthusiasm – reflections on ‘right effort’ • 60:02
Recorded 21 July 2016 during a Secular Buddhist Retreat at Gaia House, Devon
◼︎ 23 May 2018 – 4 of 8
Clearly visible dharma • 49.58
Recorded 18 November 2015 during The Solar Buddha, Early Dharma for Secular Times at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Massachusetts
◼︎ 27 June 2018 – 5 of 8
Question and response • 68:55
Recorded 10 April 2016 during a Son Retreat at Gaia House, Devon
◼︎ 25 July 2018 – 6 of 8 NOTE there are two talks
Instruction – what is this? • 30:51
Recorded 11 April 2016 during a Son Retreat at Gaia House, Devon
Good snowflakes: they don’t fall anywhere else • 51:59
Recorded 12 April 2016 during a Son Retreat at Gaia House, Devon
◼︎ 22 August 2018 – 7 of 8
Instruction – I don’t know • 27:59
Recorded 13 April 2016 during a Son Retreat at Gaia House, Devon http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/169/talk/34643/
◼︎ 26 September 2018 – 8 of 8 NOTE there are two talks
The four great vows • 51:56
Recorded 14 April 2016 during a Son Retreat at Gaia House, Devon
Instruction – waiting and listening • 29:46
Recorded 15 April 2016 during a Son Retreat at Gaia House, Devon