with Don Isaacson
May 16–30, 2019
Jun 27, Jul 11
Aug 29–Sep 12
Oct 3–Nov 7
Nov 21–Dec 19
Jan 9–30, 2020
May 7-Jun 25
In this class we will study the second of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s series of books intended for Western and contemporary Asian students. The first book gave a way to approach the Buddhist Path. This second volume describes the foundation of Buddhist practice. It covers important topics which will guide us, help us stay focused on worthwhile subjects and build a firm foundation for a healthy Dharma practice.
"May I read, reflect and meditate on the Buddha's teachings so that I can become a kind, compassionate and wise person.Through this may I be of benefit to all living beings, and in the long term, may I become a fully awakened Buddha."
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Drop by anytime — there is no need to have taken prior classes in this series.
The Foundation of Buddhist Practice contains the important teachings that will help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice, beginning with the four seals shared by all Buddhist philosophies, and moves on to an explanation of the reliable cognition that allows us to evaluate the veracity of the Buddha’s teachings.
The book provides many other essential Buddhist teachings, including:
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