West London Buddhist Centre

Introduction to Buddhism Online

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  • Wed Jan 13th 2021
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm
  • Booking required
  • £30 registration fee, plus suggested dana £60

Six Wednesdays 13 January to 17 February, 7-9pm

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. 

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.

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



Please register in advance for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-buddhism-tickets-132273641021

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event at least 48 hours before the start date. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable and after the course you will be invited to make a further contribution towards the event. The suggested donation is a guide to help you but please offer what you can above or below that figure.

Make a donation: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=AZU38AZWTF3PJ

Led by Prajnanita and Ratnadeva

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