• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.
-The Buddha

Noble Eightfold Path Six-week Study Course (Jan 2017)

  • Location : Buddhist Library Ltd
  • Start Date and Time : 14/01/2017 02:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 17/02/2017 09:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : Jill Sherpherd
  • Enquiries or Contact : https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/noble-eightfold-path-six-week-study-course-sydney-registration-27299348085
  • Organising Entity : Jill Sherpherd


The path to freedom laid out by the Buddha is a very holistic one, comprising ethical action, meditative development and wisdom. Although the Buddha emphasised the importance of developing all three of these aspects together, meditation practice is often given the most importance and the other two aspects are sometimes overlooked.

During this six-week course, we will explore the Noble Eightfold Path as a comprehensive training to integrate dharma understanding into our daily lives. This integration then supports the deepening of insight and wisdom, which in turn, refines our capacity to live skillfully in the world, with greater ease and freedom.

Each two-hour class will include a short dharma talk, some silent meditation practice, and time for small group discussion. During the six weeks of the course, you will be invited to maintain (or establish) a regular sitting practice and keep a practice journal, to help inform the discussion during each meeting.


Time and dates: Saturdays 2pm-4pm 14 January – 11 February + Friday 7pm-9pm 17 February 2017

Location: Buddhist Library, 90-92 Church St Camperdown Sydney NSW

Cost: $50 + dana* ($30 early bird)

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/noble-eightfold-path-six-week-study-course-sydney-registration-27299348085



Teacher: Jill Shepherd began practicing insight meditation in Thailand in 1999, and since that time has lived and worked at several meditation centres and monasteries in the US, Australia, England, and Thailand. She spent seven years on staff at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and recently graduated from a teacher training programme jointly offered by Spirit Rock and IMS in the US. She teaches insight meditation in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. For more information, see her webpage https://jill0shepherd.wordpress.com/

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