Introduction to Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation
Wednesdays: 7 – 8:15 pm
These days, many people are developing an interest in Buddhism and meditation, in part because of its practical approach to the problems we experience in our daily lives, and also because Buddhism is an open, flexible faith that may be practiced by anyone, regardless of their ethnicity or religious background.
This class has four modules (or units) and each module has four classes, for a total of sixteen classes. In these classes, Gen Khyenwang will guide meditations, give commentary from the text Introduction to Buddhism and practical advice how to put these teachings into practice in daily life.
Register for one or more of the series, the entire series or drop in to any of these weekly classes. This class is perfect for beginners or experienced meditators alike.
Basic Buddhism | Part 2
Oct. 3 – Our Precious Human Life
Oct. 10 – What is Meditation?
Oct. 17 – Death and Impermanence
Oct. 24 – The Buddhist way of Life
The Path to Liberation | Part 3
Oct. 31 – What is liberation?
Nov. 7 – Developing Renunciation (Part 1)
Nov. 14 – Developing Renunciation (Part 2)
Nov. 21 – The Three Higher Trainings
The Path to Enlightenment | Part 4
Nov. 28 – Becoming a Bodhisattva, a friend of the world
Dec. 5 – The Bodhisattva’s Way of life
Dec. 12 – Ultimate Truth – The way things really are
Dec. 19 – Enlightenment: Stepping into reality
Buddhism teaches us to take responsibility for ourselves, our actions, and the consequences of our actions. Through meditation we can follow the same path of inner transformation that Buddha followed and eventually attain a lasting inner peace and real power to benefit other living beings.
Introduction to Buddhism, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, explains basic Buddhist view, intention, and action, and how to follow the Buddhist way of life in the modern world. It is the perfect manual for anyone with an interest in Buddhism and meditation.
Everyone welcome, no experience necessary.
Held at Odiyana Center
36 Main Street, East Hartford
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