2nd Noble Truth — The Origins of Suffering, Part II: Wheel of Life, Karma & 12 Nidanas - ONLINE

with Judi Soule

January 5th—February 9th (2021)

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  • $65.00 Sustaining
  • $75.00 Patron
Room: Zoom Online

This class uses video recordings with local discussions facilitated by Judi Soule.

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana

Course III - The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering, Part II - The Wheel of Life, Karma and the Twelve Nidanas

The foundational teachings of the Buddha indicate that the suffering we experience in our lives can come to cessation if we recognize, deeply and profoundly, how that suffering has arisen.  This requires gentle bravery and deep contemplation, bypassing simplistic notions of how our suffering has arisen.  The Buddha provided powerful models for this contemplation through the interrelated teachings of karma and kleśa, or destructive emotions, as exemplified in the Wheel of Life.  Drawing from the contemporary insights of our Shambhala Buddhist lineage, we will tread the ancient path of the Buddha.

Class 1Introduction to the Second Noble Truth and Mindfulness of Life, with Loden Nyima and Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Class 2Kunjung of Klesa and Karma, with Loden Nyima and Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown 

Class 3Wheel of Life and the Six Realms, with Loden Nyima 

Class 4Twelve Nidanas: Cause (1-2) and Result (3-7), with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown 

Class 5Twelve Nidanas: Present Lifetime (8-10) and Future Lifetime (11-12), with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown 

Class 6: The Long View: Karma and Lifetimes and Cosmology, with Loden Nyima