Introduction to Buddhism: Path to Freedom
- Tue Jun 22nd 2021
- 7:00 pm
- 9:15 pm
- Booking required
- £30 registration fee with suggested donation of £60. Bursaries available.
This course will run on six Tuesdays 22 June to 3 August (*no class on Tuesday 13 July), 7-9.15pm.
Are you 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 that offer a path to greater freedom and confidence in the face of these unprecedented and uncertain times. We explore how to apply the teachings 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 an ideal foundation for taking part in our drop-in classes, as well as our ‘going deeper’ courses and retreats.
Week 1: The Buddha and his fundamental message
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
No experience or knowledge of meditation or Buddhism needed.
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.