INTRODUCTION TO INSIGHT MEDITATION:
A SIX WEEK COURSE FOR BEGINNERS
by Philip L. Jones
These materials are the product of six years of offering this course in my local community. There have been many changes in the materials and they continue to evolve with each class as my understanding of the Dhamma grows and as students present new unexpected questions. I am offering them now in hopes that they will be of benefit to other ìgrassrootsî teachers.
The materials have mostly been changed to a generic format that would be more useful to others. The materials include the leaders notes for each class, in the form of an outline or ìscriptî. The script is used for reference during the class, but is varied depending on the needs of the students. The handout ìResources for Continuing Practiceî is presented unaltered. It will give you an idea of what I distribute in the class, but clearly this document will require major modifications to adapt it to your own community.
Please feel free to make use of these materials in whatever way benefits your own teaching and the needs of your students. My only request is that their use be in the tradition in which I received the teachings, dana.
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May your efforts contribute to the freedom of all beings!