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Varieties of Buddhist Meditation

A Wisdom Academy Online Course with John Dunne

Lesson 1: An Introduction to Buddhist Contemplative Practice

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In our first lesson, John Dunne introduces us to what we mean by “contemplative practice” in the Buddhist tradition, sharing key features of any meditation practice. He also outlines the goals for our course and details what motivation means in the Buddhist context—underscoring the meaning of duhkha, or suffering, and its role in our understanding of the four noble truths.

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