An introduction to Buddhism
Wednesdays: Jan 6,13,20,27 – 18.30 to 20.30
with Kadam Tim
To have a meaningful life, it’s important to dare to ask the big life questions and find answers that we are satisfied with. Questions such as “What happens when I die?”, “How can I become happy all the time?” and “Who am I really?” may be questions we asked in the past, but have forgotten about in the busyness of daily life. Although originating in the East, many westerners are discovering that Buddhism has good answers to these questions, including solutions to daily problems that cannot be found elsewhere.
Buddhism is mainly about learning to understand your mind. It still exists in this world because it works as a framework for a meaningful and happy life. In these classes, you will be introduced to the essential principles of the Buddhist perspective (e.g. What is the mind, past & future lives, karma) and learn how meditation is a tool for developing qualities such inner peace, love and patience. Together they can help us improve our experience of life, and find meaning and purpose in our existence.
About these online classes
Due to the ongoing health risk situation, there are no in-person classes at the moment. Instead, we will live-stream the classes from the Centre.
To attend a class, please book a ticket below before 18.00 on the day of the class. We will send you a link to the class at the latest 30 minutes before the class starts. (We use the Zoom service for our classes.)
The classes include teachings, discussion and guided meditations. No previous experience of meditation is needed. Everyone is welcome, buddhist and non-buddhist alike and anyone can benefit from these teachings regardless of nationality, culture, background, gender or age.
About Introduction to Buddhism classes
Within Buddhism, there are tried and tested methods that we can learn, based on logical reasoning, that both make us happier now and create the causes for future happiness. In our “Introduction to Buddhism” classes on Wednesdays, you will be introduced to and learn how to practice these wisdom views in modern daily life.
The basis for the teachings come from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s book “Introduction to Buddhism”. A hard copy of this book can be purchased at the Centre, or you can buy and download a digital version here..