The Buddha and the Goddess of the EarthOn Sun, 13 February, 2022 - 19:57
The Buddha and the Goddess of the Earth — an introduction to buddhism and meditation through the nature symbolism of the Buddha’s story
A four-week online course on Monday evenings, March 7-28, 6:30-8pm
Most of the stories about the Buddha take place in nature. His Awakening took place beneath a tree, he walked everywhere, and many of his discourses were given in forest groves, gardens and on hillsides.
In this class, we will explore some of the mythic imagery and nature themes in the Buddha’s story. We will look at how these themes unfold in his teaching, and explore their relevance to us now. These images and teachings are deeply connecting, and reveal a path that we can travel now to find our place and explore our interconnectedness.
Participants will learn basic Buddhist meditation and helpful, practical teachings that remain vital to this day. Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners.
This course is offered by donation; suggested $10-$20 per evening or $40-$80 for the whole course. All donations support the initiatives of the Portsmouth Buddhist Center. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the course begins. Click here to book.
Led by — Dh Suddhayu has been teaching meditation and Buddhism and leading retreats since 1998. He has a deep love of the processes of meditation practice, as well as poetry, myth and creative ritual. He currently works full-time for Dharma initiatives as Chair at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center and Manager of Aryaloka.
Image detail from the House of the Golden Bracelet, Pompeii