Meditation classes with Gen Nyingpo
Introduction to Buddhism: Four Noble Truths
Weekly classes – March 14, 21, 28
Class fee £18 for course or £9 each session (weekly rate) ¦ free with membership
Discover an oasis of boundless peace – a three week course with Buddhist nun Gen Nyingpo
Buddha’s popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths offers a clear and simple solution to all our problems, guiding us to an oasis of peace within our hearts.
In Sutra of The Four Noble Truths, Buddha says: You should know sufferings. You should abandon origins. You should attain cessations. You should practice the path. Drawing on the instructions given in Joyful Path of Good Fortune and Modern Buddhism, Gen Nyingpo will explain and guide practical meditations that are the four noble truths.
March 14th – Finding freedom from samsara During this class Gen Nyingpo will give an introduction to the four noble truths which offer a clear and practical solution to our suffering, guiding us to an oasis of boundless peace within our hearts. We will learn about the process of death and rebirth and how to experience the permanent cessation of suffering, nirvana.
March 21st – True origins Discover the inner origins of suffering. Learn about the root delusion (or bad mental habit) of self-grasping. See how, in dependence upon self-grasping all other delusions and all our suffering and problems ultimately arise. “Self-grasping can be likened to a poisonous tree, other delusions to its branches, and all our suffering and problems to its fruit; it is the fundamental source of all our other delusions and to all our suffering and problems.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – Mirror of Dharma
March 28th – True paths and true cessations Embark on a journey of discovery, learn what is the actual path to liberation and how to practice it. We will also learn how it is possible to actually cease our delusions or negative minds and attain a cessation of suffering, finally leading to the oasis of peace of liberation or nirvana. “In the Sutra of the Four Noble Truths Buddha says, ‘You should practice the path’. In this context, ‘path’ does not mean an external path that leads from one place to another, but an inner path, a spiritual realisation that leads us to the pure happiness of liberation and enlightenment.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – Mirror of Dharma
These feature meditation classes with Gen Kelsang Nyingpo cover a wide range of engaging topics. You can attend the whole course or drop in whenever you can. The classes include 2 guided meditations and a practical teaching on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s teachings to busy modern life and are not to be missed! The classes are part of our General Programme.
With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Nyingpo