Essential Buddhist Teachings Program Series: The Four Noble Truths – Freedom from Suffering – In-person
January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm PST| $75 – $200
This five-daylong series may be attended in full or in part. You can join the series at any point; each day is a standalone program. You must register for each class separately. These five programs combine to create a deeper understanding of the Buddha’s key teachings and emphasizes learning how to apply mindfulness and wisdom practices in our lives. In each daylong, there will be guided meditations, lectures, discussion, and inquiry. This series will start January 12, 2018, and end February 9, 2018, if you choose to attend all five daylong programs.
- 1 – Four Foundations of Mindfulness – January 12
- 2 – Four Noble Truths – January 19
The Buddha’s teaching on the Four Noble Truths is the foundation for every other Buddhist teaching. It is the key to understanding how we suffer and how to free ourselves from the cycle of reactivity and pain so we can live with genuine happiness and well being. We will explore the nature of pain, its causes, the possibility of freedom from suffering and the Eightfold Path leading to peace.
- 3 – The Boundless Heart – January 26
- 4 – Eightfold Path-Part A – February 2
- 5 – Eightfold Path-Part B – February 9
Follow the links to register for each class separately.
This program will offer insights for care providers to be able to support those they care for- practices for understanding, acceptance, and healing. With a deeper understanding of the root of suffering and ways to mitigate it and minimize additional suffering, health care professionals will be able to more skillfully respond to stresses in the workplace. Through an exploration of the nature of pain, its causes, and the possibility of freedom from suffering health care professionals can learn ways to free themselves and help their patients to free themselves from the cycle of reactivity and pain in order to live with greater well-being.
If you cannot attend the event in person and you do not want CE credit, visit this link to register for the Livestream.
Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for attendance requirements and more information.
Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:
- Explain how acceptance of suffering can help reduce suffering;
- Describe the foundational origins of suffering;
- Explaining how working with desire, ill will, and ignorance can reduce suffering;
- List 8 elements that can be practiced to work towards reducing suffering.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.