Sat, 09 Mar|
Introduction to Buddhism - The Four Noble Truths with Lama Zangmo
The Four Noble Truths was the Buddha's first teaching. Join us as Lama Zangmo explains their importance, and continued relevance to our lives today.
Time & Location
09 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 15:30
London, 15 Spa Rd, London SE16 3SA, UK
About the event
The Four Noble Truths With Lama Zangmo
Sat 9 March
10am – 3:30pm
This was the first teaching the Buddha gave after he attained enlightenment. It is referred to as the 'First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma' because it represents the first phase of the Buddha's teaching. It is called a 'wheel' because it is a means for travelling the path to liberation in much the same way that a wheel enables a vehicle to move along a road.
We will look at the following:
- The Noble Truth of Suffering
- The Noble Truth of the Causes of Suffering
- The Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering
- The Noble Truth of the Path that leads to the Cessation of Suffering
These four facts introduce us to the truth that yes, there is great pain in life. But because this pain has a cause, the end of pain has a cause too. There is a solution to our pain. The word ‘suffering’ here is dukkha in Sanskrit, which can also be translated as pain or discontent.
This day can be attended on its own or as a part of the monthly Introduction to Buddhism series. Other dates in this series are:
6 April; 4 May; 8 June; 13 July; 14 September; and 19 October 2024.
The course will include time for Q&A and meditation.
Lunch will be available in our Tibetan Tearoom.
Suitable for anyone wishing to gain more familiarity with the Buddhist teachings.
The £5 is a non refundable registration fee, not a payment for the course. There is no charge for our courses and teachings, but donations to help cover the costs of running the centre are very welcome.
- Ticket type
This ticket is a non-returnable admin fee, and not a payment for the teaching.Price£5.00
+£0.13 service fee+£0.13 service fee
- Ticket type
This is a donation towards the running costs of Kagyu Samye Dzong£