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Right view (sammā diṭṭhi) for exp practitioners with John Peacock
13 May 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This workshop is for experienced practitioners. Right View stands at the very head of the list that constitutes the Noble Eightfold Path. Yet, it is far from clear what exactly ‘Right View’ is. The early Buddhist tradition appears to have had two distinct interpretations of this important dimension of the path. On the one hand ‘Right View’ was seen in opposition to ‘Wrong View (micchā diṭṭhi) and was the corrective to wrongly held opinions and beliefs. On the other hand, ‘Right View, particularly in the Sutta Nipata and other early texts, was taken to be the abandoning of all views, as they blocked our ability to see things ‘the way they are.’ How do we make sense of these two very distinct ‘views?’ Is ‘Right View’ more highly nuanced than either of these views? During the course of the day we will examine these and other interpretations and assess their ‘practical’ implication.
TEACHER SUPPORT AND EVENT PRICES
Events at London Insight are offered in a spirit of generosity. The price you pay goes towards the running of the event but does not include any payment to the teachers for their teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. You will be invited to make a financial contribution to the teacher’s livelihood at the event.
Standard: £32.00 – This covers our costs but not the cost of providing supported places
Sponsor: £45.00 – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places
Supported: £20.00 – For those unable to afford the standard rate
Please pay the sponsor rate if you can.
If you are unable to afford the supported rate please let us know. We try to ensure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.
LUNCH: There is an on-site café at St Luke’s or bring your own.
SEATING: The venue will set the room up with chairs theatre style for this workshop.
REGISTRATION: will open at 9.30am; the teachings will begin at 10.00am