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Wisdom Foundation Course

Thursday 14 September 2023 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Course length: 6 weeks

6 Thursday mornings from 14th September until 19th October

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. If it is inaccurate, it is worse than useless, and will lead us into a succession of dead-ends, wild goose chases, and unpleasant experiences. So although our map is only ever a poor approximation to reality, it is still vitally important. 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.

The Foundation course modules are where we can start to investigate the ideas of Buddhism in relation with other course participants. We can examine our responses to these ideas and see if they have any practical relevance to our lives.
You do not need to feel you are a Buddhist to attend or be committed to the Buddhist path. All that is needed is some familiarity with our meditation practices and an inquisitive, open mind. You do not have to be a mitra to attend this course.

This course aims to provide you with an exploration of the Dharma Wisdom Teachings. To access the material please click here

Led by Dharmakara

Wisdom 2


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