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Path of Freedom: Oxford

Tue 6 Jun 2023 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Summer Term: Mahayana Topics

This Summer term the Oxford Path of Freedom Group will be teaching select topics from the Buddhist tradition. This term will be taught by Caroline Culme-Seymour, Wendy Lowes, and Dan Raymond and the schedule for the topics and teachers is below. We begin at 7:30pm for 40 minutes of meditation followed by a teaching and time for questions and discussion. For more information and to receive the Zoom link please email oxford@longchenfoundation.org.

18 AprilWendyIntroduction to Mahāyāna
25 AprilCarolineŚūnyatā
2 MayDanThe Apramāṇas
9 MayWendyBodhicitta
16 MayCarolineThe Pāramitās
23 MayDanThe Way of the Bodhisattva 1
30 MayWendyThe Way of the Bodhisattva 2
6 JuneCarolineThe Way of the Bodhisattva 3
13 JuneDanLojong 1
20 JuneWendyLojong 2
27 JuneCarolineLojong 3
4 JulyDanGaṇacakra

About the Oxford Group

Meditation is the means of connecting more fully with the world of our own experience. It is a path of complete openness of heart and mind, through which we come to realise the indestructible heart essence that is our true nature. This realisation continuously benefits both ourselves and others.

We put emphasis on the practice of formless meditation and developing the view of openness. Once or twice a year we run short courses (4-5 weeks duration) focusing on the main elements of formless meditation. At other times topics from the Path of Freedom course are presented.

We meet weekly online via Zoom to practise meditation together and to deepen our understanding of Buddhist teachings. This Spring term will be taught by Caroline Seymour and Wendy Lowes. Each session starts with meditation, followed by a talk and discussion:

7.30pm Formless Meditation
8.15pm – 9.00pm Teaching and Discussion

The class follows a term-based structure, roughly equivalent to the usual school term dates, but with occasional breaks for Bank Holidays and retreats.

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