Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course V: The Fourth Noble Truth: The Path (Online)

with Acharya Marianne Bots & Acharya Eric Spiegel

January 26th—March 2nd

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    Room: Online

    The Fourth Noble Truth: The Path of Shila, Samadhi and Prajna

    This is the fifth in a series of five courses exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. This course presents the Fourth Noble Truth: The Path, and begins with an exploration of the fourth Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Mind.

    We have been studying the Buddha’s first teaching: The Four Noble Truths.  After teaching that suffering is pervasive to all experience, that there is a cause to that suffering and that cessation is possible, he then taught a way forward, which we call ”The Path.”  In fact, everything he taught and all of our experience as practitioners comprise “The Path.”  In this course, we will examine Path from multiple perspectives of what has been taught and what is experienced by we individuals walking this path. 

    Each two-hour class will consist of watching one of the pre-recorded talks by Acharya Marianne Bots and Acharya Eric Spiegel, followed by discussion and reflection by class participants.  These classes will be recorded and made available to all registrants for future viewing.

    Class 1: The Four Noble Truths and Mindfulness of Mind with Acharya Marianne Bots and Acharya Eric Spiegel
    Class 2: Shila: Precepts and the discipline of a dharmic life, with Acharya Eric Spiegel
    Class 3: Samadhi and Prajna: Hearing, Contemplating and Meditating with Acharya Marianne Bots.
    Class 4: Taking Refuge: The Three Jewels - How we enter the stream of the Buddha's teachings, with Acharya Eric Spiegel.
    Class 5: Being Buddhist: The path of the three yanas and the four dignitites, with Acharya Marianne Bots
    Class 6: Final Talk and Q&A with Acharya Marianne Bots and Acharya Eric Spiegel

    A Zoom link for course access, a detailed schedule and suggested readings will be provided to registrants prior to the first class.

    This program is being offered at no charge.

    There are no prerequisites for this class. All are welcome!