This series of classes will introduce some basic tenets of Buddhist thought, such as understanding the mind, rebirth, karma and inner refuge. Meditation will be explored in every class, and the overall emphasis of the course will be on the practical application of Buddhist ideas – in other words, learning how Buddha’s teachings can guide us happily through daily life and enable us to solve whatever difficulties may arise with a peaceful heart.
July 5 …Who is Buddha?
July 12…Understanding the mind – a storehouse of unlimited potential
July 19…Journey without end – past and future lives
July 26…What is karma and why should I care?
August 2…Our precious human life – a rare find
August 9…Endings are beginnings, too – revisiting death and impermanence
August 16…The Buddhist way of life – shelter from the storm