Essential Teachings of Insight Meditation

Essential Teachings of Insight Meditation

For those who wish to understand Mindfulness in the larger context of the Buddha’s teachings, these classes in Insight Meditation will introduce the Three Trainings — Mindfulness, the Four Noble Truths, and Loving Kindness practice. Classes build on one another. This series is suitable for those new to practice as well as those who already have an established Mindfulness practice. Drop-in classes are also fine. Each class will offer meditation instruction, talks, mindful inquiry, discussion and Q&A.

When: Tuesdays, February 23 – March 29, 6:30–8:30 pm; daylong practice on Saturday, April 3, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

  • February 23: Three Trainings, meditation practice, ethics
  • March 1: Purpose of meditation, obstacles to meditation, meditation instructions
  • March 8: Intro to the Four Noble Truths, First Noble Truth (dukkha), meditation, guided reflection
  • March 15: Second Noble Truth (the cause of suffering), guided refection
  • March 22: Third Noble Truth (cessation), meditation, reflective inquiry
  • March 29: Brahma Viharas and Lovingkindness (metta), Lovingkindness meditation

Suggested Reading: Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

TCMC Fee: $40, plus a Dana donation to the teacher; drop-in, $7 per class. These 2,600-year-old teachings of the Buddha are supported by Dana, a Pali word meaning Generosity. You are invited to give generously, what you can, to support Lhasha in continuing her dharma teaching. No one is ever turned away for inability to pay. Volunteer options are available.

Where: TCMC, 1231 E. Edison, Tucson

Directions: One block S. of Grant, 2 houses west of Mountain Ave. Please park a block away from the center. If you can’t walk that far, feel free to park in the driveway.

Register online at or send a check (payable to TCMC), along with your email and phone number to TCMC c/o Essential, PO Box 40007, Tucson, AZ 85717.