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Tue 21 March 2017, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT
This Course is Open to the Public, Free of Charge and there is No Need to Book
A Seven Week Course - 6:30pm
Next Course starts: Tuesday 21st March 2017
(No classes during 2 week break for Easter - 11-18th April, and no class 16th May. Course ends 23rd May)
Led by Rachel Hilton
The Buddhist Society’s ‘Introducing Buddhism’ course consists of seven consecutive talks designed to acquaint the newcomer with the basic fundamentals of Buddhism. Each talk is designed to give an introduction to the theory and practice of Buddhist teachings and how they relate to our everyday life and problems, in the modern world. Many experienced Buddhists have found these classes valuable in refreshing their understanding of the Dharma.
The Buddhist Society considers the Introducing Buddhism course to be of special importance as it forms the foundation for its structured programme. In this context, those who have attended this course are encouraged to continue their studies by attending the First Steps in Buddhist Practice or the First Turning of the Wheel Course.
Those wishing to attend must do so from the opening talk.
Week 1. What is Buddhism? The Buddha’s life story
Week 2. Three Signs of Being, Three Fires
Week 3. Four Noble Truths
Week 4. Noble Eightfold Path
Week 5. Wheel of Life, Karma & Re-birth
Week 6. The Paramitas
Week 7. Meditation, Where to from here?