Book Study Groups led by Ron Vereen
on Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness
by Rodney Smith
In September 2014, Ron Vereen began offering two integrated study and practice groups using Rodney Smith’s books, Stepping out of Self-Deception and Awakening: A Paradigm Shift of the Heart. Beginning July 2016, the study groups used Joseph Goldstein’s recent book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, as a means of going more deeply into the study of the Satipatthana Sutta and the variety of practices the Buddha offers as the direct path to awakening.
Beginning January 2019, we will resume our exploration of the Satipatthana Sutta using Rodney Smith’s commentary on this teaching in his new book, Touching the Infinite: A New Perspective on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Rodney has offered to participate in at least two Skype sessions with the groups as a way to enhance our experience by engaging us in a dialogue about this important text and our practice.
The groups meet monthly and are open to those with any level of meditation experience. There is no charge for this activity, with donations accepted to help support Ron’s study and practice and to cover the costs of the use of the facility. If you would like to register or need additional information, please contact Ron at [email protected]. (Please note that both sessions have filled, but if you would like to be placed on a wait list then email Ron).
One Saturday Monthly
One Heart, Durham
Dates determined by participants
10:00 AM – 12:00 noon or 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM