DB9: Samsara and Nirvana

Thursdays, May 14 to June 18 (no class May 28)

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.

Message from the instructor:

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 (duhka) – 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

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Each module of Discovering Buddhism includes an experiential element in the form of a Saturday practice day or a weekend retreat. [More details to come.]

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Drimay_2012_by-Nyingje-Rick-AngelesAbout the Instructor

Venerable Drimay is the regular Discovering Buddhism teacher at LMB. She has over ten years’ experience teaching these courses at our Silicon Valley center. See more about our instructors.


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Date(s): Thursdays, May 14 to June 18 (no class May 28)
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 beginning of course; drop-ins allowed
Location: Main Gompa
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