Dedicated Practitioner’s Program: The Four Noble Truths

Guiding Teachers: Patrick Coffey and Jeffrey Fracher
January 14-March 27, 2021

Application Deadline: December 14

Program Description:

The 2021 IMCC Dedicated Practitioner’s Program will be based on Tricycle’s online course: The Four Noble Truths (https://learn.tricycle.org/courses/the-four-noble-truths). The on-line course consists of six (6) units of study, each consisting of a video presentation and readings, as well as supporting contemplations (the link above offers a full description of the course).  During the course, we will investigate: Where does suffering come from? What is it that makes us happy? How can we live ethically in a way that supports personal and collective well-being?

Application Requirements:

The Program has limited space. Participants will be selected based on demonstrated meditation experience, as evaluated by the Guiding Teachers, based on your responses to the following questions. Application Deadline: December 14.

Program Fees:

This includes the cost of the Tricycle course at the group discount rate ($103) and 16 hours of teacher contact. The cost of the program should not be a financial barrier to participation; scholarships are available to any participant. Link for scholarship application: http://imeditation.org/retreats_classes

Benefactor: $250

Fair Value: $200

Supported: $150


Participants may also wish to offer the Guiding Teachers dana as an offering of gratitude.


Contact Info:

If you have any questions, please email Judy Harmon, Operations Director.

Course Schedule:

  • Prior to January 14, Complete module 1: Practicing with the Four Noble Truths on Tricycle. (approx. 75 minutes)
  • January 14, 6:30-8:30pm, Group discussion of Module 1:
    Practicing with the Four Noble Truths
  • January 21, 60 minutes, Small group meetings
  • January 28, 6:30-8:30pm, Group discussion of Module 2: Dukkha: How to Know It
  • February 11, 6:30-8:30pm, Group discussion of Module 3: Craving: How to Let Go of It
  • February 18, 60 minutes, Small group meetings
  • February 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Group discussion of Module 4: Cessation: How to Realize it
  • March 11, 6:30-8:30pm, Group discussion of Module 5: The Path: How to Cultivate It
  • March 18, 60 minutes, Small group meetings
  • March 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Group discussion of Module 6: Bringing the Four Noble Truths into Everyday Life
  • March 27, 9am-12pm, Half-day retreat

Participants are expected to make every effort to attend each session and complete the online learning component. Since space is limited, if you are unable to commit to these dates, please consider waiting for another offering.

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