Learning the dharma (the teachings of Buddhism) and meditation are interdependent; they inform one another. Each is essential on the path. The fundamental question is how to study so that it stimulates wiser understanding? We need teachings which speak to us, in language we comprehend and about topics that resonate with our inner contemplations and concerns.
Reflective Meditation teaches you the dharma internally. Through reflection, exploration, and a teacher’s questioning, you discover the dharma in your experience. This is a deep and sustaining knowledge. Our teachers base their questions, dharma talks and discussion upon dharma they’ve learned through their own meditation, contemplation, and study. They attune to your interests.
Read and see what ideas interest you; take you somewhere… enter your inner world and your meditation. Notice what ideas stimulate your thinking; you chew on them… wonder about them… fight against them…want to know more about them. Most importantly discover for yourself teachings that stimulate more expansive thinking, greater discernment and love of the dharma