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Fear, Dread, and Freedom
December 5, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am PST
Teachers: David Lorey, Ying Chen, Diana Clark, and Kim Allen
The Buddha faced immense challenges along his path to Awakening, including fear, dread, and persistent distractions. How might we learn from his experience and teachings to engage our own challenges in practice or in life? In this course, we will read suttas in which people encounter difficulties along the path, as well as suttas treating challenging topics like death. The Buddha’s compassion and wisdom come forth as he encourages skillful engagement with even the deepest difficulties – those with the potential to transform the mind.
This course includes teachings, meditation, and small group discussion.