changed to March 6 - April 3, 2018

If you do not have insight into the way you yourself and all things actually are, you cannot recognize and get rid of the obstacles to liberation from cyclic existence and, even more important, the obstructions to helping others. Without insight you cannot address any problem at its root or remove the seeds that might produce it in the future.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso,
in How to See Yourself as You Really Are.

DB12 is an introduction to a core part of Buddhism; namely, an investigation into how we view oneself as a person and how we view other phenomena. The purpose is to remove the specific type of ignorance which is causing other problems. In this course we will cover some key terminology that will help you down the road when you go more deeply into this topic in years to come:

  • Self
  • Obscurations
  • The Two Truths
  • The Five Paths
  • True Existence
  • Imputed Existence
  • Dependent Arising
  • Mahamudra


We have copies of the text book, How to See Yourself as You Really Are, for you to buy either online or at the door. Pre-purchase below with registration.(Special price for Discovering Buddhism students.) Pick up your copy at the first class.

Practice Day, April 14, 2018:

Each module of Discovering Buddhism includes an experiential element in the form of a Saturday practice day or a weekend retreat.

See updated details and registration for April 14 Practice Day.

Venerable DrimayAbout the Instructor

Venerable Drimay is the regular Discovering Buddhism teacher at LMB. She has been teaching Discovering BUDDHISM since its inception in 2002. See more about our instructors.


Drop in on the first class to see if it suits you. Online registration below gives various options for donating to support this program. The Dharma center depends on your contributions to make classes like this possible. However, we don’t want anyone to feel that there is an obstacle if they are unable to donate. All are welcome.

See more about the whole Discovering Buddhism program at Land of Medicine Buddha, here.

Benefits of Membership

Scholar-level membership covers donations for regular classes. Look into becoming a Scholar.

Date(s): changed to March 6 - April 3, 2018
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Drimay
Type of event: Discovering Buddhism
Number of sessions: 5
Level: introductory
Participation: Best to join at the beginning of a module, but don't need to go in order.
Location: Main Gompa
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Registration and Donations for DB12: Wisdom of Emptiness

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Book: "How to See Yourself as You Really Are"
to be picked up at the first class (Special price for Discovering Buddhism students.)
1. I am a Scholar Member (or higher level member) $0.00
2. Generous Donation for the Whole Course $100.00
3. Basic Donation for the Whole Course $50.00
4. Will Give at Door $0.00
5. Sangha / LMB Staff $0.00
Gift of Dharma
- to support the Dharma program. (Select multiple "spaces" if you want to give more than $10.)