Buddhism 101: An Overview of Theravadan Buddhism (Westside)
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with Gregory Lubkin, Claude Zachary, Sharon Owyang
January 27th--March 24th
Sundays 1 pm-4 pm
$175 Program Price
$40 per class
Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066
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What is Buddhism all about? Is Buddhist meditation different from other kinds of meditation? Is Buddhism a religion? Can I practice Buddhist meditation without "becoming a Buddhist"?
This first series of classes explores the origins of Buddhism with an introduction to the life of the Buddha and some of the essential teachings of Theravadan Buddhism, including on the Four Noble Truths, karma, the Buddhist psychology of consciousness, individual awakening and working with our own minds through the practice of meditation.
Schedule of classes:
• Sunday January 27 -- Introduction to Buddhism: Gautama Buddha, Chögyam Trungpa, and the Concept of Dharma
• Sunday February 10 -- The Four Noble Truths and the Three Marks of Existence
• Sunday March 3 -- Meditation: Mindfulness and Awareness
• Sunday March March 10 --Karma, Loving Kindness, and Taking Refuge as a Buddhist
• Sunday March 24 -- The Buddhist Psychology of Consciousness
These classes can be taken as a whole series or as individual drop-in classes ($40/class). Each class will allow time for discussion and exploration of the teachings.
Open to all.
Shambhala Meditation Center of Southern California has centers in Eagle Rock, Mar Vista and Orange County. It is part of Shambhala International, a global community, on all continents.