WELCOME
ZOOM LINK
PROGRAM STRUCTURE
– Course Components
Writing Assignments
Reading Assignments
Service Work
– Mentor Interviews
Optional Activities
COURSE INFO
Contacts, Communication and Slack
– Academic Credit
– Group Agreements
– Payment, Withdrawal and Completion
MONTH BY MONTH
– Before Our First Class
September
Karuna – Compassion
Workshop 09/22
October
Dana – Generosity
Workshop 10/13
November
Sila – Virtue
Workshop 11/10
December
Viriya – Energy
Workshop 12/01
January
Panna – Wisdom
Workshop 01/12
February
Nekkhama – Renunciation
Workshop 02&03/02
March
Khanta – Patience
Workshop 03/08
April (04/12/24)
Sacca – Truth
Workshop 04/12
May (05/10/24)
Aditthana – Resolve
Workshop 05/03
June (06/07/24)
Metta – Lovingkindness
Workshop 05/31
July (07/12/24)
Upekkha – Equanimity
Workshop 06/28
RESOURCES
– Action + Reflection = Learning
– General
Return to Sati.org

December

VIRYA – STRENGTH/EFFORT
Workshop date: 12/01/2023

“The characteristic of vigor is strengthening and support. As an old house stands when strengthened by new pillars, so, when strengthened by vigor, wholesome states do not fall away or deteriorate.”

CLASS RECORDINGS

TO DO BEFORE JANUARY CLASS:
– Practice regularly with paramita of the month: Virya / Strength / Effort
– Continue developing service work plan
– Meet with your buddy
– Meet with your small group
– Have a Mentor Interview if you are scheduled here
– Write the Dharma Story assignment: The Parable of the Mustard Seed
– Write Action-Reflection paper #2
– Read the December workshop follow-up articles posted below
– Read at least 50% of the Book-of-the-Month (click here for schedule)
– Consider attending a religious service over the holiday season.

READ

VIRYA / EFFORT
The Perfection of Energy

SERVING AS A BUDDHIST CHAPLAIN
Exploring Our Intention in Service

THE PRACTICE OF PRESENCE
The Practice of Presence
What is Presence (Worksheet)

QUOTE

“PRESENCE: A mindfulness to the sacred within the details of life that establishes important ground in the task of meaning making.”

– From Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the 21st Century – An Introduction

WATCH (If you haven’t already!)

Scroll to Top