Tue, Aug 01|
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: Meditation and The Buddhist Way of Life
Meditation classes with teachings by modern Buddhist teacher Fariba Homesley
Time & Location
Aug 01, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Davidson, 907 Barra Row suite 202, Davidson, NC 28036, USA
About the event
Location: 907 Barra Row, Suite 202, Davidson, NC 28036 (2nd floor, parking in back)
“In his Dharma teachings, Buddha advises us not to seek happiness outside ourself, but to establish it within our mind.” - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Introduction to Buddhism
What makes Buddhist meditation Buddhist? There are many things that are unique to Buddhist meditation in particular, one of the most important being the Buddhist understanding of the mind. Buddhist meditation is all for the purpose of solving the basic problem of human suffering. Through understanding the mind, and understanding karma, solutions can be found that are not possible otherwise.
In these introductory classes, Fariba will introduce the basic foundations of the Buddhist way of life, including teachings on karma, the mind, reincarnation, and of course meditation. Start at the beginning of the series if you can, but if you miss the beginning then start when you are able.
Recommended reading: Introduction to Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Download here - https://tharpa.com/us/introduction-to-buddhism-790.html
July 11 - Learning from an Enlightened Example: Who was Buddha?
July 18 - How to Solve Our Human Problems: Understanding the Mind
July 25 - Reincarnation Explained: Past and Future Lives
August 1 - How to Change What’s Happening to Us: What is Karma?
August 8 - Special Class: Purifying Negative Karma
August 15 - Appreciating Our Spiritual Opportunity: Our Precious Human Life
August 22 - Breathing, and The Next Step: What is Meditation?
August 29 - Overcoming Anxiety and Depression: Meditation on Death
September 5 - Real Protection from Suffering: The Buddhist Way of Life