About this Online Program

Participate in all six suttas or choose the ones that interest you most.

The suttas found in the Pali Canon are narratives about and discourses given by the Buddha during his 45 years of teaching. From his first sermon, narrated in “The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of the Dhamma Sutta,” to his last teaching during the narrative account of his death before he entered final Nirvana, we will  focus on the practical application of some of the Buddha’s most important lessons to our modern practice and daily lives. 

In Series I, IMS Online teachers will explore the truths that the Buddha discovered during his own awakening experience about suffering and the cessation of suffering. We will explore the ways our bodies and minds trap us in suffering, and how we can be free from those traps. We follow the Buddha’s own step-by-step instructions on how to practice with the breath and strengthen our capacity for mindfulness. And we will read about and practice with the Buddha’s clear directions on how we can follow the path to liberation while living a lay life. 

This program is open to beginning and seasoned meditators alike. All are welcome. This program will include dharma teachings, meditation instructions, and opportunities for Q&R.

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  • Equity Pricing Model

    As one part of our ongoing effort to expand access to the teachings of the Buddha, all IMS Online programs feature equity-based registration fees, including the opportunity to self-select a low-cost scholarship rate. No-fee enrollment is available for those who request a fee-waiver at [email protected], no questions asked. Our system supports the cultivation of a dynamic and inclusive community and is made possible by our generous donors and those who choose to support other students by contributing at the “Benefactor” level.

  • Enrolling in individual suttas

    If you would like to enroll in individual suttas, click on the program(s) above to view additional information.

  • Registration Deadline

    Registration for this bundle closes on April 4, 2024.

  • Program Recordings

    This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live sessions. On-demand videos will be available to registered participants only for 90 days.

  • Additional Questions

    If you have additional questions please contact us at [email protected].