Tuesdays, October 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17

***This class is offered online via Zoom**


In How to See Yourself as You Really Areby HH the Dalai Lama, His Holiness writes:

“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.”

… and quoting Nagarjuna:

“The apprehension of inherent existence is the cause of all unhealthy views.
Afflictive emotions are not produced without this error.
Therefore, when emptiness is thoroughly known,
Unhealthy views and afflictive emotions are thoroughly purified.”

Come learn more about emptiness and dependent arising, self and non-self, ignorance and wisdom with Karuna Cayton.

Bonus Practice Day (optional) for this module will be on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Discovering Buddhism Certification

FPMT certification is available for those who complete all the components of the course. The completion certificate confirms the satisfaction of having accomplished a comprehensive engagement with the path to enlightenment and is symbolic of your commitment to spiritual awakening. This module will allow those working toward the FPMT Discovering Buddhism Certificate to qualify for completion of this module. The Certificate program allows those who complete all 14 modules and the final retreat to apply for consideration to join the FPMT Teacher List as qualified to teach Discovering Buddhism-level courses at the 164 centers of the FPMT.

If you are interested in receiving credit for completing this module, please indicate your commitment to completing all of the module’s requirements by contacting . When you receive the Discovering Buddhism Completion Requirements form, simply fill out and bring page 1 to the first class session. Once the course and listed requirements are complete, fill out and bring (or email to ) page 2 to have your completion of the module formally saved. Be sure to keep a copy of both pages for your records.

About the Instructor

Karuna Cayton is a psychotherapist (MFT31860), executive advisor and coach. He uses modern psychology and secular principles of Buddhist psychology in simple and everyday language. He has been a student of Buddhism for over forty years. Author of The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them.


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Date(s): Tuesdays, October 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Instructor/Leader: Karuna Cayton
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Number of sessions: 5
Level: Intermediate
Location: Online Via Zoom
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