3 Tuesdays: March 5, 12, and 19 @ 7 – 8:30pm Pacific
The first noble truth reminds us that dukkha (suffering) is to be understood. This entails a clear willingness to get close to suffering – our own and others’. The quality of caring for the dukkha that is part of human life encompasses a rich spectrum of actions and attitudes, all of which could be called compassion.
This course explores a selection of compassionate mindstates and actions found in the Pāli Canon with occasional connections to later Buddhist literature. Rather that attempt a comprehensive selection, the course will spotlight several diverse examples. Sessions include teachings, meditation, and small- and large-group discussion.