Four Noble Truths: The Buddha’s Core Teachings, Series

Hugh Byrne Online via Zoom

Hugh Byrne

4/19/2021 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM (ET/U.S. & Canada)  at  Online via Zoom (Virtual) (Map It)

Four Noble Truths: The Buddha’s Core Teachings and Their Relevance in Our Time

Six Mondays, April 19-May 24

Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Buddha said, "I teach suffering and the end of suffering."

The first discourse of the Buddha after his awakening was the Four Noble Truths, his teaching on the existence of suffering, its cause, its end, and the path to its cessation—and all of the teachings point back to and support the ending of suffering in this very life. 

We live in a very different world today—of airplanes, computers, smart phones, weapons of mass destruction, climate change—that would have been unrecognizable to those living a hundred generations ago. But while humans have developed in extraordinary ways scientifically and technologically, we don’t appear to have made similar advances in wisdom or in living together wisely and harmoniously.

In this six-week class we will explore the core teachings of the Buddha and investigate through practice and reflection how these teachings can support us in living wisely and compassionately and help us find freedom from suffering. 

Each session will include periods of guided meditation, a talk on the teachings, and periods of sharing and Q&A. The class is geared towards those with an established meditation practice, but is open to newer practitioners and all who are committed to exploring the teachings in their own practice and life. 

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Note: Because this is an online retreat, participants are encouraged to find space of relative quiet, limiting the amount of interaction with others in the environment as much as possible. Participants may join by internet or via phone. 

Participants will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before the course begins.

How do I get on a Zoom class?

Mindfulness Online: What it is Like to Participate in Retreats, Workshops, Courses and Classes via Video Conference, by Stan Eisenstein

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the retreat manager before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy

If you cancel more than two weeks before the start of the event, your payment will be refunded minus a $40 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 2 weeks before the beginning of the event. It may take 5-7 days for the refund to show in your account. 

Late Registration

Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.

IMCW aspires to create a safe, supportive community. We welcome everyone with an interest in meditation, regardless of identity, orientation or background. 

Fees:

Class series:$125.00

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