• Maximum $250.00 – Sliding Scale. Suggested Donation of $20 per class and $160 for the series.

Date & Time Details: 8:00 am - 9:30am PT
Weekly on Thursdays
February 1 - March 21

Location: Zoom

Address: Land of Medicine Buddha, Prescott Road, Soquel, CA, USA

Contact: Rommy Johnson
[email protected]

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The Four Noble Truths Lam Rim Series

With Venerable Steve Carlier

February 1 - March 21, 2024

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Online only via Zoom

Importance of the Four Noble Truths

His Holiness says the Buddha started with the four noble truths because within us all there is an instinctive feeling to have happiness and to avoid problems and difficulties. Before we can look at how to fulfill that longing to be happy, we really need to experience whether or not this is so.

We have to experience the truth of this for ourselves – not because it is in the scriptures, not because somebody has told us. This is our starting point. …


About the Series

This year we will be taking a final look at karma and then moving on to the next part of the Stages of the Path to Awakening: the stages of the path in common with the person of middling capacity. That means learning about the four noble truths, samsara, and nirvana, how samsara works, the nature of nirvana, and how to achieve it with the three higher trainings in morality, concentration, and wisdom. We will also be looking at the twelve links of dependent origination.

Practicalities of the series

All are welcome to attend this class. This series will be online only via Zoom. Recordings will be available if you are unable to make all the classes. 


  • February 1
  • February 8
  • February 15
  • February 22
  • February 29
  • March 7
  • March 14
  • March 21

Zoom room etiquette:

We request that you engage with the Zoom room as if it were an actual Gompa. When possible please leave your cameras on so that we can create a virtual community. If you’re having technical difficulties or unable to that is okay.

*Please note, due to the open-ended and flexible nature of this class, attendance of these sessions does not count towards a completion card for the FPMT Basic Program.


Venerable Steve Carlier
Ven Steve was born in the UK and has been learning about Buddhism since 1977. He first met Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1978. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1979, and received full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year.…
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