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.
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.