Core Foundational Teachings
Led by Senior Teacher Gaylon Ferguson
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MST
In the second retreat we will go deeper into where we begin, again and again. In the first presentations by the Buddha, he introduced many core teachings, particularly the Four Noble Truths. We are encouraged to realize the truth of suffering, understand the causes of suffering, and walk the path to liberation from suffering. Key to this journey are practices of contemplation and meditation.
All of our experiences become a good working basis for our journey towards understanding and going beyond ego.
The day includes in depth meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation practice, with talks and discussion.
Readings from: The Profound Treasury of The Ocean of Dharma, Volume 1: The Path of Individual Liberation, edited by Judith L. Lief (Shambhala: 2013)
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Gaylon Ferguson, P.H.D., graduated from Exeter, Yale, and Stanford University. He received a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Stanford, where he was a Fulbright Fellow in Nigeria.
He is a Senior teacher in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and has led meditation retreats for 45 years.
Currently, he is core faculty in Religious Studies at Naropa University, and the author of Natural Wakefulness (2009) and Natural Bravery (2016). He has written the Foreword to a recent publication by Shambhala Publications, Black and Buddhist.