Polly Ryan. MA
January 19 to March 22
Early bird sale ends Jan 9
Apply Buddhist Teachings and Meditation to Your Everyday Life
Join us on the ‘Buddha’s Path’ to enhanced wisdom, inner peace and joy in this online retreat with one of our Authorized Teachers, Polly Ryan, MA.
Siddhartha, the historical Buddha, chose to leave his life of royalty in pursuit of understanding life’s deeper truths. The Buddha eventually ‘awakened’ to his own enlightened state through the wisdom gained on his journey, the development of his mind through meditation, and the fruition of past karmic influences. It was a very human journey of trial and error, of choice and consequence, which brought him into uncharted spiritual and philosophical territory.
More than just a biography, the details of his life are key metaphors for seeing clearly the underlying causes of our human pain, as well as uncovering our innate ability to sustain true contentment and joy.
Over the course of 6 day-long sessions, Polly will lead you through the Buddha’s life story while teaching Buddhism’s principles as they unfolded in his life. You will learn and practice meditation, and establish a conscious practice of Buddhist ethics, awareness and wisdom into your daily habits.
(Note: this course was formerly titled ‘Sutrayana’ when taught onsite at Tara Mandala)
New practitioners interested in learning the foundational roots of Buddhism and the practice of mindfulness meditation. Seasoned practitioners who would like to refresh or relaunch their practice will also benefit. Completion of this program fulfills the requirement of ‘Sutrayana’ for Magyu, Gateway, and Osel Nyingtig practitioners.
If you’re new to Buddhism and want to begin a structured pathway to learn the entire Buddhist philosophy, see the page on our Maygu program.
Dana is not required for the live online programs, as teachers receive compensation. However, you are always welcome to give Dana if you feel inspired.
Please see this page for further information.
If you are currently a member of our Sustaining Sangha, you may apply your Online Course discount to the Regular (not the early bird) price.
Polly Ryan. MA
10:00AM – 1:00PM Teachings and Meditation (10 minute break at 11:30 am)
1:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch Break
1:30PM – 4:30PM Teachings and Meditation (10 minute Break at 3:00 pm)
Participants are asked to keep noble silence for the day and to avoid screens, email and texting.
Optional Exam: TBA
Sundays, 10 am – 4:30 pm Pacific Time (California)
There are no prerequisites for this course.