Hinayana - The Fourth Noble Truth: The Path

March 25th—April 29th

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  • $60 Non member
  • $40 Member
  • $75 Patron
Room: Online

We are now moving to the fifth course in the series Foundations for Freedom-The Hinayana. 

This course presents the Fourth Noble Truth: The Path, and begins with an exploration of the fourth Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Mind.

The nature of the path is up to you: it is your doing, in a sense, but there are guidelines. A do-it-yourself kit is presented to you by your teacher.
– Chögyam Trungpa

We have been studying the Buddha’s first teaching: The Four Noble Truths.  After teaching that suffering is pervasive to all experience, that there is a cause to that suffering and that cessation is possible, he then taught a way forward, which we call ”The Path.”  In fact, everything he taught and all of our experience as practitioners comprise “The Path.”  In this course, we will examine Path from multiple perspectives of what has been taught and what is experienced by we individuals walking this path. 

The course will be presented via Zoom, the meeting link will be sent after registration.

About the teachers:

 Acharya Eric Spiegel has been teaching the Shambhala Dharma since the mid 1970s. Beginning with the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s, Eric has worked extensively with illness and death, helping people realize their natural wisdom in the face of impermanence. He has also had a decades-long career in finance.

Acharya Marianne Bots resides in the Netherlands where she joined the Shambhala community in 1977. She is a psychologist and psychotherapist who has worked more than 30 years in a clinic for young adolescents as a therapist and Head of Treatment. Recently she and her partner and colleague Lisette van Ardenne have begun offering Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Focusing and Coaching-Therapy within the context of a culture of Basic Goodness at a private institute for “Fundamental Health”.