DB9: Samsara and Nirvana

Aug 1 to Sep 5 (no class on Aug 22)


Are you tired of experiencing unreliable results – sometimes good, often disappointing – without control? Do you wonder if there is an alternative?

Course description from the FPMT Education Dept:

Investigate what “samsara” is and how we are stuck in it. Find out what “nirvana” is and how to achieve it. Learn how to be free from suffering and empower yourself with practical tools to deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions forever.

Topics covered in this course:

This course delves into the Four Noble Truths, i.e., four things which are true for realized beings. We will investigate:

  • the nature of suffering (duhkha) – what exactly is the problem (samsara)
  • what is generating this suffering – mental problems (klesha) and the psychological imprints that they create (karma)
  • what it would be like to be free of these problems (nirvana)
  • what types of consciousnesses (paths) we need to develop to lead us to nirvana

This is module #9 of the Discovering Buddhism program. It’s fine to jump in at the beginning of any of these courses.

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

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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): Aug 1 to Sep 5 (no class on Aug 22)
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Drimay
Type of event:
Number of sessions: 5
Level: Introductory
Participation: Best to start at with the first class of this course. Drop-ins allowed.
Location: Main Gompa
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