Study and Practice

Study and Practice

Study versus practice is a debate in some centers and sanghas. The usual retreat structure that is modeled on the Goenka method or at centers like Insight Meditation Society typically lean heavily towards practice without much study. This approach certainly has merit and can create big breakthroughs for practitioners, but it has its limitations, too.

Looking In the Mirror

Looking In the Mirror

Mahjima Nikaya sutta 61 (MN 61: Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta: Instructions to Rahula at Mango Stone) recounts the Buddha's teaching to his son, Rahula. This sutta is often cited in dhamma talks to illustrate the importance of right speech. The real importance of this sutta, however, is the instruction it gives for how to integrate practice in daily life.

The Importance of Generosity

The Importance of Generosity

The Ten Paramis or Perfections are qualities that are said to lead to awakening if integrated into life and practice. They are closely entwined with the Brahmaviharas and the Noble Eightfold Path. While different sources list or translate the Pali words for these in different ways, virtually all sources list the first or greatest of the Perfections as generosity (dana). . . . .

ICMC New Years Retreat with Andrew Getz – December 28-31

Thursday, December 28, 10 a.m. – Sunday, December 31, 12:00 p.m.

Registration is now open for Insight Chicago’s New Years retreat. The retreat will be held at The Cenacle Sisters Retreat Center in Chicago, IL., 513 W Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614.

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