Weekly Drop-In Meditation Class - Thursdays (Virginia Beach)
The Four Noble Truths
Starting the Week of December 2nd.
Buddha long ago pointed out that although humans universally seek happiness it consistently eludes them, and although they seek to avoid suffering it falls upon them like rain.
The root of the problem, he taught, is a deep ignorance about the nature of happiness and suffering and their causes. In his famous teaching on the Four Noble Truths Buddha explained how to understand our real situation and learn to become happier and experience less and less suffering by applying his advice.
In this series each week we will review these Truths which can be understood and practiced on many different levels. Yet, directly or indirectly all Dharma practices (Buddha’s teachings) are included within the practice of the Four Noble Truths.
We will explore in general how to understand these truths and in particular, how to practice them in regard to a particular suffering, origin, cessation and path using the teachings on the suffering of anger and it’s origin as well as the cessation of this suffering and the practice of patience.
Everyone is welcome to one class or the entire series. You don’t have to be a Buddhist or have any experience.
The reference for these teachings will be the book How to Solve Our Human Problems by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. If you would like to follow along this book is available for sale in our bookstore at the main center.
Week of December 2 – What we should know: The truth about suffering
Week of December 9 – Understanding the mind
Week of December 16 – Past and future lives
Week of January 6 – What we should abandon: The true causes of suffering
Week of January 13 – What we should practice: How to achieve a true cessation of suffering
Week of January 20 – What we can attain: The true path that leads to the cessation
Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
American Buddhist Nun
Resident Teacher, Keajra Buddhist Center
Where is the class?
Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center
156 Newtown Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
How do I pay?
Classes are $10 per person. ($5 for seniors 62+/full-time students/unemployed.) Classes are free for members. Cash, check or credit card is accepted at class, or bring your printed PayPal receipt: