What the Buddha Taught Class 5: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Elaine Yuen & Barry Buchy

May 18th

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Room: Main Shrine Room
What the Buddha Taught Class 5: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
With Elaine Yuen / May 18 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm

Our contemporary practices of meditation are often based on mindfulness techniques.  In this class, we will deepen this understanding of mindfulness through an examination of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, found in the Satipatthana Sutra.  We will consider this original text, as well as explore how these four aspects of mindfulness support our daily meditation practice.  The class will include study, meditation practice, and reflective exercises. 

Elaine Yuen is an educator, chaplain and researcher. She has been a student and teacher in the Shambhala community since the early 1970’s, and has been a Philadelphian since 1980. Between 2012 and 2020 she was a professor at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she taught courses on pastoral caregiving (chaplaincy), contemplative education and Buddhist studies. Elaine is deeply interested in how we shape our social interactions with caring and authentic presence. She continues to explore the interfaces between Buddhism, meditation, creativity, and contemplative caregiving. Her website on Contemplative Chaplaincy can be found at elaineyuen.com.