Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course II (Online)

with Acharya Dale Asrael & John Rockwell

August 4th—September 15th

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  • $80 Program Price
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Room: Online

The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering
Part I: The 5 Skandhas

This is the second in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha.
Having recognized the truth of suffering and the confusion that is pervasive in our life, we naturally have questions. How does this state of suffering arise?  Where does confusion come from? Our innate intelligence begins to explore the subtle layers of experience, going deeper and deeper until we come to the heart of our being. In this in-depth exploration of the Five Skandhas, we will touch these layers or constellations of experience one by one, starting from the unconditioned, innate ground of open space, and see how we fabricate our own world of projections.
Each two-hour class will consist of watching one of the pre-recorded talks by Acharya Dale Asrael and Acharya John Rockwell, followed by discussion and reflection by class participants.  These classes will be recorded and made available to all registrants for future viewing.

Class 1:  Introduction to the second noble truth and how it relates to the five skandhas with Acharya John Rockwell and Acharya Dale Asrael
Class 2:  Skandha of Form, with Acharya Rockwell
Class 3:  Skandha of Feeling, with Acharya Asrael
Class 4:  Skandha of Perception, with Acharya Rockwell
Class 5:  Skandha of Conceptual Formations, with Acharya Asrael
Class 6:  Skandha of Consciousness, with Acharya Rockwell
Class 7:  Q&A Discussion on Zoom with both Acharya Rockwell and Acharya Asrael

A Zoom link for course access, a detailed schedule and suggested readings will be provided prior to the first class. If you registered through Shambhala Online and also want to participate in the Baltimore discussion, please email [email protected] to receive the Zoom link.
There are no prerequisites. This program is open to all!

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To support the work of the Center, we suggest a contribution to help cover program expenses and overall maintenance. We estimate the approximate costs and value of this program to be $80. We are happy to accept an offering in any amount that you can afford, either above or below the suggested level. Your financial contribution is not necessary in order to take programs. It's important to our mission that everyone who's inspired to go forward on the Shambhala Buddhist path has our complete support. We are thankful no matter what level you can give, for it is your presence that enhances the health and well-being of our Center.