Dharma Foundation Course (evenings) – Wisdom

Dharma Foundation Course (evenings) – Wisdom

Date/Time

Date(s) - 17/09/2020 - 22/10/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Foundation Course

The foundation course is a primer in the fundamentals of Buddhism using traditional and contemporary sources.

You do not have to describe yourself as a Buddhist to participate on this course. Our appreciation of buddhism may be as simple as enjoying the peacefulness of a Buddha statue in a garden.

It is preferable that you do have an experience of the meditations that we teach (Mindfulness and metta) otherwise the ideas on the course can remain mere abstractions.

Following our yearly sequence we will be going onto the fourth module – Wisdom –  in September. You do not have to have done the earlier modules to start this and can join any module at it’s beginning throughout the year.

Wisdom

We all have a model of the world in our heads. Whether we are aware of it or not, we have a set of ideas, concepts, images, analogies and metaphors that we use to make sense of the world and guide our actions. It is as though we each had our own map of reality that we use to find our way around. This map is highly simplified, because reality is far too complex for us to hold in our heads. Our map bears a similar relationship to reality that a road map of France –say–bears to the actual country. If it is accurate, it is useful for finding our way around, but it leaves out almost all of the richness, beauty, complexity, mystery and wonder of the reality.
Our beliefs and ideas about the nature of reality have a major effect on the way we feel, and on the way we live our life. Our beliefs can liberate us, or they can keep us stuck, and even trap us in downward spirals of negativity. So we need to look at our beliefs and ideas about the world if we want to make spiritual progress, or even if we just want to live an emotionally healthy and productive life.

6 Thursday evenings

Course material can be found by clicking here

Bookings

You can book this course on-line using a credit or debit card or through your PayPal account. Once you click the "pay now" button you will be transferred to PayPal to make your payment.

If you have any questions find out more about bookings and concessions . Due to the reduced office staffing during the pandemic we are currently only taking bookings by PayPal, if this causes problems please email info@brightonbuddhistcentre.co.uk

Bookings are closed for this event.

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