Level 400s: The Four Noble Truths

and Noble Eight-Fold Path

“Manijeh’s Deepening and Advanced classes guide our group’s wonderful journey towards inner peace, unbounded freedom and unconditional happiness. Join us!” Martin B.

This is an advanced course with the following prerequisites:

Experience in meditation and MAPS I, II & II, and preferably the Managing Obstacles, or a Deepening Class. Other equivalent practice maybe accepted upon instructor’s approval. Please contact instructor directly at manijeh@perfectlyhere.org

Overview:

By popular demand we have brought the Buddha’s core teachings on the 4 Noble Truths and the Noble 8-Fold Path to the evening students.

This class is for those who are interested about the supporting teachings of the Buddha to Mindfulness. For those who are curious, dedicated and determined to go deeper into the realm of the mind and the heart and steps further into the realm of freedom and happiness.

This topic is covered in 5 Courses. Each course will have six sessions over six weeks.  This course is heavy on practice and application of these principals and the pace is flexible to suit the pace of class in general. See following courses and intended dates:

In order to use the time within each season effectively, we may cover some aspects of theses themes during the season immediately following. Topics are the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path to be bundled as follow:

  • FNT400 & 401: Four Noble Truths

    1. There is suffering (dissatisfaction, stress, pain, etc.)
    2. There is a cause to this suffering
    3. There is a way to end the cause of suffering
    4. The Eight-fold Path is the way
  • ENP402 – 404: Noble Eight-Fold Path
  1. Wise Understanding, 2. Wise Intention (Wisdom), 3. Wise speech, 4. Wise Action, 5. Wise Livelihood (Virtue, Compassion), 6. Wise Effort, 7. Wise Mindfulness, 8. Wise Concentration (Meditation)

Course components may also include:
– Cultivating deeper sitting and walking meditation
– Deeper Metta (Loving/Kindness) practices
– Cultivating richer understanding of suffering, causes of suffering and happiness
– Working with physical discomfort in meditation
– Working towards spiritual development (emotional maturity)
– Enhancing Mindfulness and compassion for self and others
– Deepening topics practiced in foundation courses and other related teachings/topics

These 6 week courses are for experienced meditators and or those who have taken MAPS I & II and or MAPS I & Managing the Obstacles to Mindfulness or all three. All others must be approved by the instructor.

If you have any question please contact (818) 453-0640 or write to manijeh@perfectlyhere.org

Date & Time:

Four Noble Truths

FNT400: Six Tuesdays, from Sept 19 – Oct 24

FNT401: Six Tuesdays, from Nov 7, (Nov 14 & 21 OFF) Nov 28 – Jan 2 (Dec 26 OFF)

Eight-fold Noble Path

ENP402: Six Tuesdays, from Jan 23 – Feb 27

ENP403: Six Tuesdays, from March 13 – April 17

ENP404: Six Tuesdays, from May 1-June 5

Location:

Location: 19100 Ventura Blvd. Suite #5, Tarzana, CA 91356

Refunds Policy:

Class Refunds requested in advance of 5PM on Friday before the first week of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by emailing info@perfectlyhere.org

Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class and will receive full refund.

No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.
Postponing a Class: Credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5PM on Friday before the first week of the class series. Future class must be the one immediately following the missed class series. NO EXCEPTIONS. (for example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)

Fee:

Two FREE Day-Long Retreats. You may pay for one class at a time or buy all 4 series at one time. To give you an incentive to do so we’d like to offer you two Day-long Retreat at no cost. May it bring you joy and stability of the heart and mind.


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