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:
- The Two Truths
- The Five Paths
- True Existence
- Imputed Existence
- Dependent Arising
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.
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.
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|Date(s):||changed to March 6 - April 3, 2018|
|Times:||7:00 pm - 8:45 pm|
|Type of event:||Discovering Buddhism|
|Number of sessions:||5|
|Participation:||Best to join at the beginning of a module, but don't need to go in order.|
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