What the Buddha Taught: Buddhist Studies at InsightLA
InsightLA’s “What the Buddha Taught” course series offer an in-depth understanding of core Buddhist teachings and meditation practices essential in the journey of awakening as taught within the Insight meditation tradition.
Our courses are ideal for those relatively new to Buddhism who wish to gain both an overview of the Buddha's teaching and to develop experience in Buddhist practices and meditation. It is also very useful for those students with meditation experience who wish to deepen their knowledge of key Buddhist teachings. Our classes include meditation instruction, dharma talks, and group discussion.
The Buddha’s teachings can be understood on many levels. For this reason students often repeat our classes to support the gradual unfolding of their practice.There is a practical emphasis on how we apply and live these teachings in our everyday lives. The teaching will also emphasize the importance of cultivating an embodied awareness moment to moment. Each class has readings and home assignments/practices to do between classes.