Bodhi Institute – Newsletter September 2015
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Bodhi Institute is a new educational venture which has been designed to provide in-depth courses in the study and practice of early Buddhism – that is, the teachings of the Buddha before they became codified into the doctrines of any Buddhist school.

The programme offered by Bodhi Institute is intended for students who are committed to the practice of meditation and familiar with basic Buddhist ethical, psychological and philosophical concepts. The Institute is open to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

Core faculty are Stephen Batchelor, Christina Feldman, John Peacock and Akincano Weber, all of whom are well known international Buddhist teachers. Other faculty at Bodhi Institute in 2016 will be Bhikkhu Anālayo, Letizia Baglioni, Martine Batchelor, Chris Cullen, Renate Seifarth, Maura Sills, Ajahn Sucitto, and Jenny Wilks.

Our courses will take place at a number of venues in the United Kingdom (including Gaia House and Sharpham House) as well as at locations in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.



Early Buddhism: Theory and Practice  - 30th October 2015

Bodhi Institute core faculty members Stephen Batchelor, John Peacock and Akincano Weber will hold a discussion at Friends House, Euston, hosted by London Insight, on the theme Early Buddhism: Theory and Practice.

They will also be available to answer any questions you have about the Institute and our vision. For more information go to London Insight.




Extended Courses

Committed Practitioners’ Programme (£2560)
  • 6 modules and 2 retreats over 1½ years
  • 2016 dates: 5–10 March; 10–15 June; 2–9 September; 21–26 October
  • with the core faculty
Secular Dharma Programme (£2480)
  • 4 modules and 2 retreats over 1½ years
  • 2016 dates: 17–21 February; 16–23 July; 2–6 November
  • with Stephen Batchelor, Martine Batchelor, Letizia Baglioni and Jenny Wilks
Mindfulness Teachers’ Development Programme (£917 and £733 per module)
  • 4 modules over 1½ years
  • 2016 dates: 4–9 February; 3–7 October
  • with Christina Feldman, John Peacock, Akincano WeberChris Cullen and Yuka Nakamura (assistant)





13–20 March • Mindfulness in the Satipaṭṭhāna Suttas (£595)
with Anālayo Bhikkhu (Sharpham, Devon)

7–12 August • The Knowing Citta: Mind, Obscuration and Understanding (£425)
with Maura Sills and Akincano Weber (Karuna Institute, Devon)

12–16 September • Creative Formations (saṅkhārā) (£340)
with Ajahn Sucitto (Karuna Institute, Devon)

14–18 November • The Aṭṭhakavagga (£340)
with John Peacock (Sharpham, Devon)

Courses below: bookings available from 8th Sept


11–15 May • Buddhistische Psychologie 1 – Verkehrtheiten und die Befreiung des Herzens (€305)
with Akincano Weber (Waldhaus am Laacher See, Eifel, D)

12–16 May • Säkularer Dharma: eine Einführung (€160–330)
with Stephen Batchelor and Renate Seifarth (Dresden, D) in collaboration with the Sati Verein


17–21 March • Introduzione al buddhismo delle origini (€275) 
with Stephen Batchelor and Letizia Baglioni (Bologna, I)



To apply to join a Bodhi Institute course, click on the course title in the programme above which will take you to our website. There you will find the admission criteria, further details on the courses and teachers as well as course dates and venues. To book, simply follow the instructions.



As a fledgling institution, we are largely dependent on the generosity of donors to enable us to operate. We have established a Development Fund to support the evolution of Bodhi Institute and a Bursary Fund to enable students who are unable to afford the full cost of the courses to attend. Bursaries will become available in 2017.



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