- 1Unlimited access. Take the course at your own pace and on your own schedule.
- 2Effective and easy-to-use learning material
- 3Access the courses anytime and anywhere. Mobile- and tablet-friendly.
- 4Closed captions are included on all video teachings.
To progress along the Buddhist path it's important to understand where we are going, and how the stages of our journey fit together. There's no better guide to this terrain than Sharon Salzberg, a much-loved meditation teacher who has been instrumental in bringing the practices of lovingkindness and insight meditation to the West.
This course covers each aspect of the Buddha's eightfold path. We'll learn how ethical conduct can be a source of strength and self-respect. We'll use this foundation of integrity to support our meditation practice, and Sharon will explain the nuances of key practices such as the development of mindfulness and concentration. With heightened stability and attentiveness, we will look deeply into the nature of our experience. Such clear seeing will allow mind and heart to open to the Buddha's transformative wisdom.
This path is a practical training and an ongoing program of development. Participants will benefit from Sharon's years of teaching experience as she relates ancient Buddhist wisdom to contemporary life. Guided meditations will provide clarity and support for your practice, and there will be authentic reflections and inquiries to deepen and integrate meditative insights.
Who this course is for
The Whole Path is suitable for both long-term meditators and beginners. Those who have been practicing for a long time will benefit from Sharon's nuanced description of this path and how its various elements fit together as part of a lifelong journey. This will also provide a great starting point for beginners, who will be supported by Sharon's clear guidance and an active, helpful community.
The course does not require knowledge of any special terms or techniques, and everyone is welcome to participate regardless of their prior experience. Beginners and experienced meditators alike will appreciate Sharon's clarity and precision but also the warmth and humor she brings to spiritual life.
Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practice to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and the author of nine books including New York Times bestseller Real Happiness; her seminal work Lovingkindness; and most recently, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.
Known for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to the Huffington Post, and hosts her own podcast, The Metta Hour
Established in 1990, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is the first independent journal of Buddhism in the West, where it continues to be the most inclusive and widely read publication featuring Buddhist news, culture and conversation. Popular among new and experienced practitioners alike, Tricycle's online platform offers essays and interviews with leading Buddhist teachers and thinkers, Dharma Talks, e-books, monthly film screenings, live virtual events, online courses and more.