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Buddhism in a Nutshell: Spring Series, Day 5 (What is unique about Tibetan Buddhism?)

February 28 @ 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
In this first session we will explore what we know about the life of the Buddha and how he is presented in the Pali Canon and the Mahayana Sutras respectively, consider how he addressed what he saw as the most pressing questions about the meaning of life and the relevance today of his fundamental insight and teaching for those who seek answers to similar questions. We will also discuss the questions of what Buddhism is and how it combines both religious and philosophical approaches to life.

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 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £15.00
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