Wise Up! Buddhist Teachings for Awareness and TransformationOn Sun, 5 December, 2021 - 21:09
A five week online course on Monday evenings, Jan 10 to Feb 7, 6:30-8pm ET.
What does Buddhist teaching have to offer us in 2022? During times of pandemic, social discord and uncertainty, it is both vital and inspiring to find voices of compassion and wisdom from our past, and to connect with a community of like-minded people now. After 2500 years, the Buddha’s vision of human spiritual life is still relevant, radical, practical and fresh. This five week class will give participants an introduction to the life and core teachings of the Buddha, and all they need to begin their own practice! We will explore aspects of Buddhist teaching that have come down to us through different cultures and times, including the teachings of the historical Buddha, the compassion and wisdom teachings of the Great Way, and the practical symbolism of mantra. Basic meditation instruction will be given as well as an introduction to Buddhist ethics, wisdom teachings, and symbolism.
Whether you’re looking to find some peace and stillness, to find tools for kinder, simpler living, or to directly explore the nature of consciousness, this class is a great way to begin! Suitable for complete beginners, or those seeking to explore Buddhism and meditation more deeply.
Our introductory classes are by donation. For this five-week course we suggest $50-$100 for the entire course ($10-$20 per evening). Portsmouth Buddhist Center operates with a culture of generosity – the expense of running our programs is paid for with donations. If you’d prefer not to book online, you may email portsmouth [at] thebuddhistcenter.com to make other arrangements. You will receive an emailed zoom link prior to the course.
Dh Suddhayu has been a practicing Buddhist since 1992. He is an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and has been teaching workshops and leading retreats since 1998. He currently works full time for Dharma initiatives as manager of Aryaloka Buddhist Retreat Center and Chair of Portsmouth Buddhist Center.