by Linda Modaro
Sati Sangha’s mission is to support greater self-understanding and spiritual development through Reflective Meditation practice combined with the study of early Buddhist teachings. We also have a deep commitment to cultivate our human ethics while learning and teaching the Dharma.
This deep commitment led us to apply for a grant from The Hemera Foundation for Healthy Buddhist Communities. Sati Sangha, along with several other Buddhist sanghas, received a grant at the end of 2019, and began our work towards honoring our mission and commitment.
So much has changed since then, fast or slow forward to 2020: Sati Sangha is ready to launch our Ethical Reflecting course for Buddhist Meditation and Mindfulness teachers in January 2021. It is a three-month online course, meeting monthly in a small group, with the opportunity for several teachers to take the course solely on dana.
Watch a short video introducing the course:
Our course is designed as:
✓ …a collaborative, relational model of learning interspersed with time to meditate together.
✓ …a chance to use reflective practice to develop your own guidelines and courses of action with the people and organizations of your world, as well as the situations you encounter in the world.
✓ …an opportunity to listen and speak honestly with other teachers.
But, it does not include:
✓ …a didactic, informational videos and documentation.
✓ …the current legal and ethical definitions for the field.
✓ …a list of clear guidelines that you can follow.
✓ …being taught by a renowned Buddhist expert in all ethical questions.
We encourage small steps toward living and teaching a compassionate, ethical dharma, and meditation practice.
Whether you are full-time, are in-training, or leading peer groups, please consider joining us as part of your ethical responsibility in leadership, and answerability to yourself and to the larger meditation and Dharma communities.
For more information, click here.