Buddhism 101 Foundation Course

4 Sessions

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Nalandra offers a four-session Buddhism 101 course on the basic foundations of Buddhism. Selected students run the course each time with the best of their knowledge on the topics. The dates for next course is to be advised. There is no cost for the course although donations are welcomed.

Buddhism is one of the oldest educational based on the teachings of the Buddha (“Awakened One”)—the title given to the Indian knowledge seeker Siddhartha Gautama. He hit the wisdom seedbed more than 2,600 years ago. The Buddha’s best-known teachings, the four noble truths and the eightfold path, describe the nature of human desire and it’s causes. A way to seperate oneself from the existential pains of life and reach nirvana.

These teachings spread from India throughout Asia and eventually the rest of the world. While the broader Buddhist family includes many different schools with their own beliefs and practices, these various traditions share a conviction that one can come to understand the truth of existence by living an ethical life dedicated to spiritual development. That’s the short answer, but there is a lot more to say about it.

Your Guide
 
Andy MacMillan has been a Buddhist for over 20 years, and a disciple of His Eminence Zimo’g Rinpoche since Rinpoche arrived in Australia in 2008. 
 
Andy is a proud father of two, and a full-time handyman working in aged care. He has a passion for nature, social justice and the arts. 
 
He has personally experienced the transformative power of refuge in the 3 Jewels of Buddhism – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. During the 4 sessions of Buddhism 101, Andy will share with you fundamental Dharma teachings that have helped him overcome the suffering of chronic mental and physical illness, as well as addiction problems.
 
Course Outline
 

Session 1: Turning the Wheel of Dharma

Session 2: Buddha’s Path

Session 3: A Vast Motivation 

Session 4: Turning the Mind towards the Dharma 

Each session will include guided meditation sessions with an opportunity to discuss your experiences and ask questions. 

For more information on the course please email us.