Courses and Classes
BCIMS offers long-form courses as an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the dharma and to build community (sangha) by being part of a dharma study cohort over a period of months. Descriptions will indicate whether the course is recommended for a particular level of experience, or if the course is suitable for all levels of experience. Courses may be offered online or in-person.
Future course offerings will be posted here.
BCIMS offers multi-week dharma classes as an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the dharma and to build community (sangha) by connecting with others who are interested in learning and practicing the dharma. Descriptions will indicate whether a class is recommended for a particular level of experience, or if the course is suitable for all levels of experience. Classes are typically 5 to 8 weeks in length and may be offered online or in-person.
Waking up to the truth: mindfulness and the four noble truths
Rachel Lewis and Jason Leslie
Tue Nov 9 to Tue Dec 14, 2021
Tuesdays for 6 weeks
7:00 - 9:00 PM
The Four Noble Truths are among the core teachings of the Buddha. Deeply understanding the nature of suffering leads to the possibility of freedom from suffering. In this class we will explore the truths that make up our human predicament.
Waking Up to Whiteness: Dharma and Anti-Racism Study Groups
One session per week
Various groups meeting at different times
Starting in September, BCIMS will again offer study groups for European heritage/white people to explore racist conditioning and better understand the structural forces of racism, through the lens of dharma. These affinity groups have been identified as one of the key powerful actions that the white community can take in our journey towards racial justice. You can learn more about the intention and format of these groups here.