Study and Practice Series — Kalyanamitta

Study and Practice Series: Practicing Together: The Role of Spiritual Friendships         

Course Description:

Many forms of insight practice come from the ancient teachings of the Buddha and his disciples as documented in the suttas. In Study and Practice Series, we bring the elements of sutta study and practice together to enrich and deepen our Dharma practice. The sessions include teachings, discussions, practices, and Q&A.

The importance of kalyana mitta or “good spiritual friends” – people with whom we share Buddhist practice and who support us in our practice – is often emphasized in the Buddha’s teachings.  Join us as we explore not only the teachings on this rich topic, but also how we might develop and incorporate them into our lives.  The course will include sutta readings, teachings, small group discussions, guided meditations and opportunities for Q&A.  This is a Sati Center event. For more information see

Course Material:

We recommend purchasing The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha in the long run. There are also several online translations available for this sutta at  Sutta Central and Dhamma Talks


Four Wednesday Afternoons, 1:30 – 3:30; Feb 19, 26, Mar 4, 11, 2020


Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA


Diana Clark, Kim Allen, Ying Chen and David Lorey

To sign up for the course. Please email with your name and email address.

Sati Center for Buddhist Studies

The Sati Center has been offering classes in Buddhist Studies in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1997. Our perspective balances scholarly inquiry with serious meditation practice. We believe that study and practice work together to deepen one’s realization of the Dharma and to help manifest that realization in the world. For information on ongoing Sati Center programs please visit us at or contact us at or 650-223-0311.



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