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The Buddhist Journey: An Overview of Teachings and Practices Part I (Online)

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - October 21 @ 9:00 pm America/New_York

USD 65

with Dr. Elaine Yuen & Thomas Berthoff
Contact person: Edwin Ashurst

The Buddhist Journey:  An Overview of Teachings and Practices

      Part I:  First Turning Teachings – September 16 – October 21

Instructors: Senior Teachers Elaine Yuen, PhD and Tom Berthoff MA

This two-part course will explore the transformational aspects of teachings and practices of the Buddhist Path within the context of Buddhist history, texts and traditions.  Beginning with insights into how humans generate confusion and habitual patterns, we will explore how those insights become the foundation for compassion and skillful means to work with others in contemporary contexts. Students will be introduced to the rich diversity teachings from the perspective of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist “three vehicles.”  Practices and optional reflective writing between classes are included to support conceptual understandings. 

Part One: First Turning Teachings will outline historical as well as psychological aspects of early Buddhism found in the Abhidharma.  Buddhist articulations on the nature of mind, along with important practices, will be included in Part One.

Part Two: The Mahayana Path will explore how compassion is engendered, and the path of the Bodhisattva (Awake Being).   An overview of Vajrayana perspectives and practices, such as Dzogchen and Mahamudra, will be included. 

Although Parts One and Two are best taken as a sequence, Part One is not a pre-requisite for Part Two, and they may be taken separately.  

This program is provided using Zoom. Once you register you will receive a link.   

Other cost options (see details on registration page)
USD 50
USD 95

Details

Start:
September 16 @ 7:00 pm America/New_York
End:
October 21 @ 9:00 pm America/New_York
Cost:
USD 65
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Organizer

Philadelphia Shambhala Meditation Center
Phone:
(215) 568-6070
Email:
info@philashambhala.org
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Venue

Library or other space – Philadelphia
2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 UNITED STATES
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Phone:
(215) 568-6070
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