Buddhist Classes

 Benefitting Beings through Wisdom

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 Details of Thursday and Sunday Classes as below

Basic Buddhism Course 6 x Thursdays.

Thursday Evening Class on 7 March to 11 April 6.30- 8 pm

The Buddha was born about 563 BC and lived for 80 years teaching for about 50 years of these.His teachings were extensive covering the nature of our experience and how to mentally evolve fully to be able to benefit both ourselves and all other beings.“Do not commit any unwholesome actions. Engage in perfect wholesome actions. Subdue your mind thoroughly”. Buddha In this short course we will cover some key aspects of his teaching which will assist in evolving your mind. In particular we will explore countering our negative emotions and developing genuine love and compassion.

 

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Stages to Enlightenment Course-3 x Sundays 

A set of 3 Sunday classes 10am to 4pm complementing each other over 3 months which will describe the three key principal realisations upon the path to enlightenment.

  1. The Wish to Definitely Emerge-Sun 3th March 
  2. The Great Compassion & Love to Free All Sentient Beings-Sun 31st March
  3. Developing the Wisdom that Stops the Cause of All Suffering-Sun 28 April

Attending just one of these classes will awaken a new perspective about you and your world.  More details refer below

Day courses will have 30 min tea breaks in morning and afternoon and 1 hr. lunch break.

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Stages to Enlightenment Details

1.The Wish to Definitely Emerge

Sunday Class on 3th March 10am to 4pm

Just as the lotus beautifully emerges from the muddy lake bottom unsullied by the mud so too can we emerge from the conditioned existence of karma and delusion.In this class we will be exploring our unsatisfactory existence and understanding that we can emerge to pure state of being.Our mind is essentially pure and has the potential to free itself from the shackles of karma and delusion. Understanding our predicament and seeing that we can free ourselves stimulates within us the wish to definitely emerge.

2.The Great Compassion & Love to Free All Sentient Beings

Sunday Class on 31tst March 10am to 4pm

Understanding our predicament and seeing that all others are in this state too we then develop the highest love and compassion for all sentient beings as symbolized by Chenrezig the Buddha of Compassion.In order to be of greatest benefit, we not only need to free ourselves from delusion and karma. We also need to develop great qualities of generosity, patience, ethics etc. in order to best serve all sentient beings. In this class we will explore the obstacles to generating genuine love and compassion and how to overcome these.


3.Developing the Wisdom that Stops the Cause of All Suffering

Sunday Class on 28 April 10am to 4 pm

Our deluded view of the world and our self is the root of all our dysfunctional states of mind, such as attachment, anger, pride etc. By developing our Wisdom we can counter our deluded views and so cut the root of all our suffering as symbolized by the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri, with his flaming sword. In this class we will develop wisdom about our misapprehensions of the world and our self and begin to transcend them.