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Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Buddha’s Teachings of Freedom

Six Tuesdays, February 21-March 28, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm ET

The retreat will be held in Eastern Time Zone (New York – US): convert to your time zone

The unique class meeting link will be emailed to you each week, about 15 minutes before class. Please read our Zoom Instructions & FAQ 
You will also receive a link to the class recording about 15 minutes after class.

Recommended Reading

The basic texts for the course are Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization by Venerable Analayo (Windhorse Publications, 2003) and ‘Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening’ by Joseph Goldstein (Sounds True, 2013). You can choose which of the two books to focus on—or read both.

Class Schedule

Weekly Themes

  • 7:15 – 7:25: Welcome and Intro
  • 7:25 – 7:45: Meditation
  • 7:45 – 8:25: Talk on Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • 8:25 – 8:45: Break-out Groups (if time permits)
  • 8:45 – 8:55: Full group Q&A/sharing
  • 8:55 – 9:00: At-home practices, announcements
  • Week 1 (February 21): Overview of the Satipatthana Sutta
  • Week 2: (February 28): Overview (continued) and Mindfulness of the Body
  • Week 3: (March 7): Mindfulness of Body (continued)
  • Week 4: (March 14): Mindfulness of Feelings (‘Feeling Tone’)
  • Week 5: (March 21): Mindfulness of Mind States
  • Week 6: (March 28): Mindfulness of Mind Objects (dhammas)

Extra Resources, Video and Audio Recordings

The Four Noble Truths class series videos from earlier this year.

Hugh’s talk: The Journey and The Path

The Four Noble Truths class series slide presentation.

Student Shared Resources

Course Support

Content questions? Email Hugh Byrne:

Administrative/logistical or technology questions? Email Glen Harrison: