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Buddhism in a Nutshell: Spring Series, Day 2 (What did the Buddha teach?)

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event
Free – £15.00

About this Course | Mondays, 31 January – 21 March, 19:00-20:30
Buddhism in a Nutshell is a structured entry-level course developed by FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition), the international Buddhist organisation to which Jamyang is affiliated. The course provides an introduction to Buddhist concepts and practice for complete beginners. Students explore the life story of the Buddha, the development of Buddhism into various traditions throughout history, essential aspects of Buddhist philosophy and practice, as well as the distinctive features of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

About this Session
This session will take a more in depth look at the basic, core teaching of the Buddha, The Four Noble Truths as taught in the Buddha’s first sermon or turning of the wheel at Sarnath, India: The First Noble Truth of Suffering as a diagnosis of the existential situation we find ourselves in as human beings; the Second Noble Truth of the origin and causes of that suffering, karma and unknowing; the Third Noble truth of the real possibility of the cessation of suffering, nirvana and the Fourth Noble Truth of the Noble Eightfold Path to the cessation of suffering, the practice of the wisdom and methods taught by the Buddha. We will discuss the overall structure and logic of The Four Noble Truths, why and how the Buddha presented them as he did and how they are often seen as a medical model.

Is this for me?
Absolutely! If you’re curious about Buddhism, or perhaps have read about it and would like to find out more, this course is a great starting point.

What can I expect?
Classes will include a combination of teaching, discussion, questions & answers, as well as meditation. Over the eight sessions, students will cover topics such as ‘Who is the Buddha?’, ‘What did the Buddha teach?’, ‘What does it mean to be Buddhist?’, ‘How can we practice?’ and ‘What is the essence of the Path?’.

About the Facilitator
Jan is a long-standing member of the Jamyang Community and a trustee of Jamyang Buddhist Centre. Over the years, he has studied and practiced Buddhism under many masters, including Serme Khen Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering and Geshe Tenzin Namdak. He has received many precious teachings from different Buddhist teachers all over the world and he is currently also a Teaching Assistant on the Basic Programme, a 5-year course in Buddhist philosophy and practice.

No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

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February 7
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £15.00
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