Sun, Dec 17|
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: Meditation and The Buddhist Way of Life
Meditation classes with teachings by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Time & Location
Dec 17, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EST
Charlotte, 528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
About the event
“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, Gen Norbu 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. Available in our shop, or download here - https://tharpa.com/us/introduction-to-buddhism-790.html
October 22 - Learning from an Enlightened Example: Who was Buddha?
October 29 - How to Solve Our Human Problems: Understanding the Mind
November 5 - Reincarnation Explained: Past and Future Lives
November 12 - How to Create Happiness, Not Suffering: What is Karma?
November 19 - Appreciating Our Spiritual Opportunity: Our Precious Human Life
November 26 - Breathing, and The Next Step: What is Meditation?
December 3 - No Class: Away Retreat at Unicoi State Park, GA
December 10 - Overcoming Anxiety and Depression: Meditation on Death
December 17 - Real Protection from Suffering: The Buddhist Way of Life
December 24 - No Class: Christmas Holiday Weekend