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Location: Seattle Shambhala Center

The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering Part 2 – Finding Freedom Course 3 [Online]

This is an online program.
This is the third course in the five-part series, Finding Freedom, exploring the profundity of the Hinayana teachings of the Buddha. The Four Noble Truths is used as the overall organizing principle for the series and is threaded through each session. Each of the five courses will be taught by a local Seattle Shambhala teacher (there are no pre-recorded sessions). Course 3 is open to all with no prerequisites.

Course 3: The Second Noble Truth: The Origin of Suffering, Part 2 – The Wheel of Life, Karma, and the Twelve Nidanas

The foundational teachings of the Buddha indicate that the anxiety, fear, depression, and other forms of suffering we experience in our lives can end if we recognize, deeply and profoundly, how that suffering has arisen. This requires gentle bravery and deep contemplation, and means we must be willing to go beyond any previous simplified ideas about how and why our anxiety, fears and suffering have arisen.

Course 3 will be taught by Bob Salskov and will meet five Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Zoom starting April 17, 2023.

Class 1– Introduction to Second Noble Truth & Mindfulness of Life
Class 2– Kunjung of Klesha & Kunjung of Karma
Class 3– Exploring the Kleshas
Class 4– The 12 Nidanas: Cause (1-2) and Result (3-7)
Class 5– 12 Nidanas: Present lifetime (8-10) and Future lifetime (11-12)
Class 6– The Long View: Buddhist Cosmology and the Six Realms

About the Teacher

Bob Salskov (Director) has been a student of the Shambhala Buddhism for forty-eight years, including eight years as personal attendant to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He has been a teacher in the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies and Shambhala Training.

More information regarding accessing the program online will be sent to participants via email closer to the program’s start date.

Questions? Reach out to us at [email protected] for technical assistance or program questions. 

About the Series: Finding Freedom

The Hinayana path is where every Buddhist practitioner begins. It is based on the mindfulness and awareness training of meditation as well as many other core Buddhist principles and teachings, such as: The Four Noble Truths, The Four Marks of Existence, Maitri (friendliness to oneself), Karma, The Five Skandhas and The Four Foundations of Mindfulness. These foundational teachings are the heart of the Buddhist practitioner’s path. If you have ever wondered “what is Buddhism all about” or feel like you need a refresher on the key teachings, this is the course for you!

Benefits of the Program
  • Through the practice of meditation, experience the present moment of everyday life just as it is
  • Develop more contentment and joy and live with greater clarity and compassion
  • Begin to understand the cause of your anxiety, depression, and fear and how you can be free from it
  • Develop more friendliness to yourself, allowing you to meet the challenges of daily life with bravery and dignity
  • Cultivate having a more open heart – both to yourself and others
Finding Freedom Course Schedule 2024:
  • Course 3: Second Noble Truth: Origins of Suffering, Part II – Wheel of Life, Karma & 12 Nidanas with Bob Salskov – Wed 4/17 – 5/15, 6:30-8:30 pm Zoom
  • Course 4: Third Noble Truth: Freedom from Suffering – Wed 9/18 – 10/9
  • Course 5: Fourth Noble Truth: The Path of Shila, Samadhi & Prajna – Wed 10/23 – 11/20

Those who signed up with the package discount for Courses 1-3 do not need to reregister individually for Course 3.

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