This is the last session of the current theme - the next session will be in July
The Four Thoughts That Turn The Mind to Dharma
At the heart of Buddha’s teaching are both a profound insight into the nature of things and a vital concern for the welfare of all beings. Buddha declared that the capacity for such insight and compassion exists within us all. He set out a path consisting of three main elements that we can follow to develop these:
• Meditation, which calms the turbulence of mind and develops real insight into how things truly are.
• Ethical behaviour, which transforms our way of relating to others, so that we put their needs first.
• Wisdom, which develops an understanding of the true nature of the world around us.
The Four Thoughts That Turn The Mind to Dharma is a fundamental yet profound Buddhist teaching, the foundation of all practice of the Buddhist path. Over four sessions, the four thoughts – precious human birth, impermanence, karma and the nature of suffering – will be described in detail. Interspersed with sessions of calm-abiding and insight meditation, these sessions will form a solid grounding in the three main elements of the Buddhist path.
This course will be led by long-term students of Lama Jampa Thaye, a scholar and meditation master trained in the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions of Buddhism and founder of the Dechen Buddhist Community.
For more information, visit lamajampa.org and dechen.org.
This course consists of four sessions over four months.
Time: 7 - 9pm
Investment: £12 per session (includes tea and cake)