Course with Nick Boutros - Oct & Nov 2023

Course, via Zoom

The Path of Mindfulness of Body

with Nick Boutros

4 Tuesdays: October 31, November 7, 14, and 21; 7:00-8:30pm

Mindfulness of Body is one of the four domains of Mindfulness and is arguably the most fundamental to Insight practice. It is traditionally hailed as a source of calm, equanimity, spiritual power, and lasting freedom. In this course, we'll explore the methods of Mindfulness of Body provided in the Satipatthana Sutta and elsewhere, including breath practices, body awareness, elements meditation, the meditation on the parts of the body, and death meditation. Focus will be on the purposes and context of these practices on the spiritual path, though we'll also discuss other uses and benefits for each practice and how the practices complement one another. Recordings, potential pitfalls, and suggestions for adapting these classic meditations to personal circumstances will be provided each week.

Suggested donation: $40-$90 registration + teacher donation (we encourage you to consider giving teacher dana equal to or greater than what you gave for registration)*

Nick Boutros has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 20 years, and has practiced in both Vipassana traditions and the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. He received his Master's from Naropa University in Contemplative Psychotherapy in 2006 and is currently a psychotherapist in Greenfield, where he specializes in therapy with LGBTQ+ folk, clinical hypnosis, and in the integration of spirituality and meditation in mental health.

*In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of dana (generosity), the suggested registration amounts for our classes and retreats do not include any payment for the teacher. The teachers are paid entirely out of the students' generosity. Please consider giving a donation to the teacher in order to support their ability to continue to share the dharma. We encourage you to consider teacher dana equal to or greater than the amount you gave for registration. You may give a donation at the time of registration and/or give later donations through our teacher dana link or in-person at the course/retreat. Everyone is welcome to all of our offerings regardless of ability to donate.

You can give online or send checks to Insight Western Mass, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027. FYI: we check for mail once per week.

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