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Invitation: Zen & Art of Falling in Love course/registration open

From: Buddhist Faith F.
Sent on: Friday, February 22, 2008 4:42 PM
Zen and the Art of Falling in Love:
The Course

Starting Saturday/March 16, 2008

Outside of Connecticut only/correspondence course
(e-mail us at [address removed])

Registration from: 2/3 ? 3/2

The New England Institute of Buddhist Studies? 3 month course, called Zen and the Art of Falling in Love, which is offered in March. This program will offer a great book to read, discuss, and opportunities to apply practical and life changing ideas to your everyday life. If you are seeking spiritual transformation or want to learn how to truly love yourself and others in your life, you are invited to join us. This course is perfect for the beginner to advanced student.

Book Selection

Zen and the Art of Falling in Love by Brenda Shoshanna

The Course

No Prerequisites

Education: Participants must read all the required books and are expected to do all the homework assignments. Most of the homework will be experiential rather than written exercises. Homework is sent via email and the first assignment is due on the first class.

Practice: Buddhism should not be approached just on an intellectual basis but must be applied in daily life, which, through committed and diligent practice, will transform the mind and heart. To get most out of the course, participants should try to practice deep hearing, doing the exercises in the book, practice voice, sitting or walking meditation, and attend sangha gatherings to hear the dharma on a regular basis.

What Will Be Studied?

Some of the topics to be learned include the following:

? Becoming Available
? Meeting Yourself
? Releasing Control
? Taking new steps
? Emptying yourself
? Being there for others
? Nourishing others and ourselves
? Dealing with blows
? Developing endurance
? Working on Problems
? Moments of Dramatic Choice
? No separation
? Meeting the Beloved

To Learn More & Register

Visit New England Institute of Buddhist Studies

New England Institute of Buddhist Studies

The New England Institute of Buddhist Studies (NEIBS) is the direct educational arm of the Buddhist Faith Fellowship. It seeks to deepen and extend the practice and studies of the Buddha Dharma within an open and non-sectarian atmosphere with a focus more on Mahayana and Shin Buddhist teachings. Toward this goal, NEIBS provides courses, workshops, seminars and training programs. The Institute strives to provide the best programs that are affordable and practical in everyday life. See web site for more information.

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