Wed, Jan 04|
Learning from an Enlightened Example: Who was Buddha?
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: Meditation and The Buddhist Way of Life. Meditation classes with teachings by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu
Time & Location
Jan 04, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM EST
KMC NC, 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, our Resident Teacher, 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
January 4 - Learning from an Enlightened Example: Who was Buddha?
January 11 - How to Solve Our Human Problems: Understanding the Mind
January 18 - Reincarnation Explained: Past and Future Lives
January 25 - How to Change What’s Happening to Us: What is Karma?
February 1 - Appreciating our Spiritual Opportunity: Our Precious Human Life
February 8 - Special Class: What is Meditation?
February 15 - Overcoming Anxiety and Depression: Meditation on Death
February 22 - Real Protection from Suffering: The Buddhist Way of Life