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The Buddhist Context - A four week course (Tuesdays)
Tue, 9 May 2017, 19:00 – Tue, 30 May 2017, 21:00 BST
At our courses and workshops we teach Mindfulness as an entirely 'secular' discipline. But as you probably know, Mindfulness has been been practiced by Buddhists as a spiritual discipline for over two thousand years. Does that mean that Mindfulness something essentially Buddhist, or a kind of Buddhism? What is the connection between them? And what, for that matter, is Buddhism?
Marianne and I are Buddhists, and from time to time we like to give anyone interested a chance to find out a little about Buddhism and the Buddhist background to Mindfulness
The kind of territory we'll cover will include:
What is the place of Mindfulness and meditation in the Buddhist world?
Is there a connection between 'secular Mindfulness' and Buddhism?
Who was the Buddha, and what is Enlightenment?
What are those 'Four Noble Truths' trying to tell us about life?
Why is the Buddhist goal usually spoken of in terms of wisdom and compassion.
Each evening will begin with a session of meditation followed by a short talk - leaving plenty of time for discussion and your questions.