The Threefold Training: The Yoga Teachings of the Buddha workshop offers the opportunity to learn about these teachings while practicing asana, pranayama, meditation and dharma discussion. Poep Sa Frank Jude presents these teachings in such a way as to make them accessible and relevant to the full, busy and often tumultuous life of contemporary practitioners.
One of the earliest formulations of yoga practice as a coherent, integrated and comprehensive model, centuries even before Patanjali, the Buddha’s yoga teachings still continue today to offer guidance and support in living an authentic relational life of freedom, wisdom and compassion.
The eight limbs of the Noble Eightfold Path (wise understanding; wise intention; wise speech; wise action; wise livelihood; wise effort; wise mindfulness; wise concentration) are perhaps better approached as the Buddha presented them in his Threefold Training of ethics (sila), meditation (samadhi), and wisdom (prajña).
What program participants have to say:
“Frank Jude Boccio is very inspiring and approachable! Great depth and intentionality. Very practical advice for meditation/Yoga practice. Great breadth of knowledge.”
“Perfect blend of mindfulness and yoga.”
“What an amazing teacher! Frank took a lot of his free time to discuss ideas with me — I also saw him fully engrossed in conversation with others. What a warm, accessible teacher! It was an honor to learn from him.”
“Frank is knowledgeable, [has an] excellent presentation of information, [is] very accessible, [and has a] lovely presence and humor.”
Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio is a certified Yoga Teacher, Zen Buddhist Dharma Teacher ordained by Korean Zen Master, Samu Sunim and the founder and guiding teacher of the Empty Mountain Sangha based in Tucson, AZ. His eclectic approach is influenced by his study of a variety of Yoga styles and his many years of Dharma practice, evidenced by his emphasis on mindfulness and compassionate action. His book, Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind is the first to apply the Buddha’s Mindfulness Meditation teachings toyogasana practice. Based in Tucson, where he lives with his wife, Monica, two cats Sula and Gotami, and two chickens, Daisy and Violet, he travels worldwide, leading workshops and retreats. Please contact him through www.mindfulnessyoga.