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Insight Meditation: An In-Depth Correspondence Course
I'm in the middle of a pretty tremendous transition currently: buying and moving into a house, leaving the one in which I've lived for just shy of thirty years.
Much of the process has been a little overwhelming in various ways, particularly since it was all unexpected. (The owner of my current residence found himself in a difficult situation and had to evict us so he could move in himself.)
As the process became increasingly disruptive, I decided last weekend to order up the Salzberg/Goldstein Insight Meditation: An In-Depth Correspondence Course to give me some specific material and guided meditation sessions to help support a daily practice.
So far I'm finding it helpful in that it brings me back to focus on very basics of ethical mindfulness practice in sessions that really do feel a lot like sitting in a a dharma center practicing with a teacher of this tradition providing non-intrusive guidance.
Although I expect to be moved and somewhat settled in within the next few weeks to a month at most, I intend to continue working through the material in my at-home study/practice. The very supportive local sangha (in the lay sense) is great and how I got my start, but when I'm at home I find I could use a little direction to stay on track.
I'm not really seeking advice or plugging the course, but I thought it might be nice to mention the experience.