@ Marigold: The OSU Center for Contemplative Practice

Wednesdays | April 3 - May 29, 2024 (No Class on 4/24) | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

You can sign up for the entire series for $108* or drop-in to sessions utilizing 1 class pass

648 SW 2nd Street Corvallis, OR 97333 | Please use our shared entrance with Wild Yeast on SW B Ave.

*We have up to 5 80% scholarships for OSU undergraduate students, and 3 50% scholarships for graduate students (apply here)!

Register for the Training in Compassion Series  | Students: Apply for Support

 

In this practice-centered, Buddhist book study, participants will engage with some of the "Fifty-Nine Slogans for Generating Compassion and Resilience” from Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, by Norman Fischer. Points range from "taking all mishaps as the path" to "refraining from gossip" to "learning to live with ease." Half the class time will be spent in lightly guided mindfulness meditation (a combination of breath/body awareness and loving-kindness practice) and half of the class will be spent discussing the book.

 

CURRICULUM 

  • POINT ONE: RESOLVE TO BEGIN

  • POINT TWO: TRAIN IN EMPATHY, COMPASSION, AND RELATIVE COMPASSION

  • POINT THREE: TRANSFORM BAD CIRCUMSTANCES INTO THE PATH

  • POINT FOUR: MAKE PRACTICE YOUR WHOLE LIFE

  • POINT FIVE: ASSESS AND EXTEND

  • POINT SIX: THE DISCIPLINE OF RELATIONSHIP

  • POINT SEVEN: LIVING WITH EASE IN A CRAZY WORLD

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

BOOK ACCESS
GRAB A BITE NEXT DOOR!

Listen to the Audiobook: CloudLibrary | Audible

Buy the Book: GrassRoots BookstorePowell's Bookstore  | Amazon

Join us in supporting Wild Yeast, a delightful and delicious neighborhood bakery next door to Marigold. Enjoy the ideal accompaniment for your reading/discussion experience: delicious coffee, tea, and/or freshly baked, organic pastries.

For questions about registration or ability-related accommodations, please contact ContemplativeStudies@oregonstate.edu or leave a voice mail at 541-737-4785 with a text/call-back number. This event is limited to 26 attendees. 

About Hemant Bhanoo

 

Hemant is a father, meditator, engineer, investor, and founder. Hemant began meditating over 30 years ago; He sat his first 10-day-silent retreat in the Goenka/Vipassana tradition in 2007, continues to sit in that tradition, and goes on retreat whenever he builds up the courage to ask his wife for 10 days away.

He facilitated “Search Inside Yourself” (SIY), a mindfulness and leadership class developed at Google while he was an engineer there. Hemant then taught SIY to executives at organizations (governments, corporations, non-profits) worldwide. He also helped train mindfulness teachers and was an executive at SIYLI.org, a non-profit that makes the SIY curriculum available outside of Google. His current startup brings meditators together every day. The Bhanoo family moved to Corvallis in June 2022.