Searcher Reaches Land’s Limits (Section 2)

Wednesdays, April 20- May 25 11-12:30 PM (PDT)
Ron Purser · January 26, 2022

Content of this Course:

The second section of Searcher Reaches Lands Limits explores how to approach the path of meditation in ways which avoid major obstacles, misconceptions and traps. It is not uncommon for both novice and advanced meditators to be seduced by experiences deemed to be pleasant, peaceful, silent or unusual. However, simply calming or watching mind, or relying on a meditation practice without a view of how the regime of mind operates, is likely to lead to self-deception and will not penetrate deep mental obscurations. Section one provided us a clear view of how the regime of mind operates; now we begin to contemplate all that we have learned in deeper ways, inoculated against such deceptions. This sets the stage for us to traverse difficult terrain, transcending dualistic structures that obscure the nature of mind.

Our six week course includes:

Week 1: Meditating within the ‘idea of meditation’

Week 2: Varieties of Deceptive Meditative Experiences

Week 3: Overcoming attachments and subtle conceptuality in meditation

Week 4: Penetrating the mind’s constructs

Week 5: Questioning stories and the walls of mind

Week 6: Turning mind around: Questioning the validator

This course is open to all who have taken at least the first section of Searcher Reaches Land’s Limit

Searcher Reaches Land's Limits by Richard Dixey is available on Amazon or at Dharma College’s Lotus bookstore. (There is no need to purchase Revelations of Mind; it is contained in the Searcher commentary).

       

 

About Instructor

Ron Purser

Ron is the author/editor of eight books and over 60 peer-reviewed academic articles. His latest book, McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality, was published by Repeater Books/Penguin Random House. He is the editor of the Handbook of the Ethical Foundations of Mindfulness and the Handbook of Mindfulness. He began studying at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute in Berkeley in 1982 when he enrolled in the 10-month long Time, Space and Knowledge (TSK) program. He has also completed the teacher trainings for TSK, Full Presence Mindfulness, and the Lotus Trilogy.

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