Welcome
Zoom Link
PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Course Components
Reading Assignments
Writing Assignments
Service Work
Mentor Interviews
Optional Activities
COURSE INFO
Contacts, Communications and Slack
Group Agreements
Payment, Withdrawal and Completion
MONTH BY MONTH
Before Our First Workshop
September
Karuna – Compassion
Seminar 09/08
Workshop 09/29
October
Dana – Generosity
Seminar 10/13
Workshop 10/20
November
Sila – Virtue
Seminar 11/10
Workshop 11/17
December
Nekkhama – Renunciation
Seminar 12/04
Workshop 12/08
January
Panna – Wisdom
Seminar 01/12
Workshop 01/19
February
Virya – Energy
Seminar 02/02
Workshop 02/09
March
Khanta – Patience
Seminar 03/08
Workshop 03/15
April
Sacca – Truth
Seminar 04/09
Workshop 04/12
May
Aditthana – Resolve
Seminar 05/03
Workshop 05/10
June
Metta – Lovingkindness
Seminar 05/31
Workshop 06/07
July
Upekkha – Equanimity
Seminar 06/28
Workshop 07/12
RESOURCES
Action + Reflection = Learning
– General
Return to sati.org

Dharma Reflections

(1-2 pages)

Each month we will provide you with a short story or teaching to be used as a basis for a personal reflection paper. The practice of reading, reflecting and writing on these stories has a number of functions. These include developing skills of personal reflection, becoming familiar with teaching stories that they remain readily at hand to be used in any number of varied situations, and to help develop the ability to imagine different perspectives that different people have toward the same event.

Read the dharma story a number of times. Spend time thinking about the story, perhaps even visualizing it. Consider what some of the expressions of the Dharma may be contained in the story. Do not settle for your first reactions or thoughts but return to the piece a number of times to see if you can approach it from a number of different perspectives.

Imagine yourself as different characters in a story. Also imagine how people in different circumstances might experience or hear the story. You might share the story with friends to learn how they understand it.
After you have lived with the story for some time write a 1-2 page paper of your reflections on the story. This is not an explanation of the dharma within the story. Rather, it is an expression of your thoughts and feelings and associations about the story. This is like a personal journal, and need not need be polished or carefully structured.

DHARMA STORIES
TENDING THE SICK
CRYING WITH
THE WOMAN AT THE WELL
THE PARABLE OF THE MUSTARD SEED
ANGULIMALA
THE WOMAN IN SAMADHI
THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT

Scroll to Top