Monday, January 14, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM PST
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Insight Community of the Desert Meditation Center 
1111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Bldg. C, 2nd Floor
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Insight Community of the Desert 
Introduction to Sutta Studies and the Dhammapada with Lorene Jabola, PhD 

begins Monday, January 14, 2019

This six-week series is designed to deepen understanding of Buddhist teachings through the wisdom practice of study. An introduction to skillful means (tools) for study will be applied to the investigation of written teachings, specifically the Dhammapada.

The Dhammapada, a collection of verses attributed to the Buddha, is considered “one of the masterpieces of early Buddhist literature” (Thanissaro Bhikkhu). Integrated throughout the series is the practice of mindfulness and compassion.  

Intentions for Learning:

  • Engage directly with fundamental Buddhist teachings through reading  
  • Develop study skills that will assist and support investigation of the Suttas 
  • Integrate wisdom practice with heart practices  
  • Cultivate awareness of internal and external conditions that impact wisdom and/or heart practice

Dates: (All classes Monday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm)

January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 11, 25

Cost: This course is freely offered and is supported by your generosity. Dana is gratefully accepted at the event. Please give generously.

Lorene Jabola has been a student and practitioner of Buddhism since 1985. Her training as an educator and psychotherapist finds expression in teaching, writing, and consulting dedicated to awakening and finding one's original voice. Her bicultural upbringing in the Philippines and Southern California, education in Eastern and Western religious traditions and psychology, and meditation practice in the Thai forest tradition infuse both personal and professional life.  

Devoted to social justice and integrative approaches to mental health, Lorene helped found two community organizations in Minneapolis, MN:  Minnesota Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Psychotherapy Center and Midwest Meditation and Psychotherapy Institute. As a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders Training Program IV (Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA), she is committed to supporting the development and growth of multicultural practitioners and leaders.  

In addition, she provides consultation/ mentoring to both individuals and professional organizations.