Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana - Course V: The Fourth Noble Truth: The Path of Shila, Samadhi, and Prajna
with Marianne Bots & Eric Spiegel
January 21 / 7:00 PM - February 25 / 9:00 PM
Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana
This year-long series of courses, open to all, provides an in-depth exploration of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana through the lens of the Shambhala terma teachings.
The Austin Shambhala Meditation Center, in collaboration with Shambhala Online, is offering a local adaptation of this program that includes local discussions facilitated by Austin senior teachers. The year-long series will be offered as an online program that is open to people of any spiritual persuasion. It consists of five discrete, sequenced courses. (please note that the link to the five courses shows the course content, but THE DATES DIFFER FROM THE AUSTIN PROGRAM).
Anyone can join in at any point in the series - no prerequisites!
COURSE 5: The Fourth Noble Truth: The Path of Shila, Samadhi and Prajna.
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.
NOTE: Live sessions will be recorded and available within the course.
Participants will join the class from their home, using the Zoom platform. We will watch the teachings together, and follow this with group discussion facilitated by our local Austin teachers. Optional readings will also be provided during the week preceding each class.
We will meet online using Zoom. If you have never done this before, please try it out in advance.
Note: Participants who would like the option to view missed classes or to look at classes again on their own time can do so by paying an additional .80 per course to Shambhala Online. The only way to access this offer is to first pay ASMC for the local class, and then request a discount code from Colleen Roundhill, which Shambhala Online will honor when you then sign up for their online version of the class.
All participants must register and pay online prior to the date of the first class, Nov 1. Please make sure the email address you register with is correct to receive the Zoom connection details.
To assure that nobody misses a program due to costs, generosity pricing is always available. Please contact Colleen Roundhill for payment options.
NOTE: When you register, please also pay online. Our site does not have a way for you to pay later for a prior registration. If you do register without paying, please contact the event coordinator to make arrangements.