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Upaya Sangha of Tucson Fall-Winter, 2018 Study Group
The Island:  An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana

Ajahn Pasanno & Ajahn Amaro
September through December, 2018

In this eight-week course, we will study selected chapters from The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana with commentary on the text offered by Ajahn Amaro in 2017.   We will meet September through December on the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

This anthology was composed following requests by western Insight and Theravadin practitioners for teachings on nibbana.   In addition to the Pali Canon, the authors draw on the words of contemporary adepts, verses from classical literature and from the texts of Northern Buddhism, making the Buddha’s instructions on liberation accessible to careful readers.

Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Pasanno’s lucid and evocative commentaries are characterized by Ajahn Sumedho as  “…pointing to nibbana, pointing out that nibbana is a reality that each one of us can know for ourselves – once we recognize non-attachment, once we realize the reality of non-grasping.”

This course will engage those of you who have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of the Buddhadharma.  Prior to our meetings, following on the reading, you will listen to the recorded sessions and complete a study guide addressing points both from The Island and Ajahn Amaro’s commentaries.

Audio of the lectures will be provided to you on a disc.

REQUIREMENTS:  A copy of The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana; a computer and email address or a cooperative friend with same.

FEE: $18.00 (the cost of materials and TCMC space use contribution).  No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

TO REGISTER: Mail a $18.00 check, made payable to Upaya Sangha, to Christine Johnson at 4145 N. Stone Ave., #102 Tucson, AZ 85705-8807.  Include, in addition to your name, your postal address, email address & telephone number.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  August 20, 2018

WHEN:  10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  The first and third Thursdays of September, October, November, and December 2018.

LOCATION: Tucson Community Meditation Center;  1231 E. Edison  Tucson, AZ.  The Center is one block S. of Grant and 2 houses W. of Mountain Ave.

PARKING:  It is important to the future of TCMC to observe mindful parking by not parking on the same block as the Center and by leaving an empty parking space in front of the homes on the neighboring blocks. Please reserve TCMC driveway parking for people who cannot walk far. Thank you.

CONTACT: Christine Johnson;  christine-johnson@cox.net;  520-207-8718