Introduction to Buddhism Course
- Wed Sep 9th 2020
- 7:00 pm
- 9:15 pm
- Booking required
- By donation
Register in advance for this event here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event online.
Looking for a clear overview of essential teachings and practices at the heart of Buddhism? Join us for this course on key aspects of the Buddhist tradition, and how they’re relevant to us right here and now in the modern West – and how you can apply them in your day-to-day life if you choose.
Classes will include a mixture of discussion, presentation and optional “take-home” reflections, along with an experiential taste of Buddhist meditation. The course will give you experience and understanding to underpin participation in our drop-in classes, and is also an ideal foundation for our ‘Basic Buddhism’ courses, which go into more depth on specific aspects of Buddhism, and our ‘Going Deeper’ retreats. No experience or knowledge of meditation or Buddhism needed.
The course runs over six weekly online meetings:
Week 1: The Buddha and his significance today
Week 2: Buddhist ethics – in principle and in practice
Week 3: Meditation and the mind
Week 4: Wisdom – a Buddhist framework for living life and understanding reality
Week 5: Buddhist ritual, symbols and mantras
Week 6: Community – its nature and significance in Eastern and Western Buddhism
Ratnadeva and Prajnanita