Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm

The Human Condition – Finding Solutions within the Middling Scope of the Stages of the Path

This class is offered in person only

When we think about renouncing something it often feels as if we’re being asked to give up things that we actually like and enjoy. It can feel punitive. In Buddhism, renunciation is a joyful practice of giving up things that are actually harming us. Radically, Buddha pointed out that one of our most harmful activities is our desirous attachment. In this next nine-week series we explore this idea of renunciation as self-compassion.

September 5: An Overview of the Middling Scope. The Dependent Related Relationship Between the Middling and Initial Scopes
September 12: Entering the Stream of Liberation; the Path of Renunciation
September 19: What we Need to Abandon, What we Should Practice and What we Should Attain. The Deep Connection between Renunciation and the Preciousness of our Human Life
September 26: Liberation from the Sufferings of Human Rebirth Depend on our Understanding Karma and Pure Refuge
October 3: The Four Noble Truths Return: Understanding the Sufferings of this Life in Order to Develop the Wish to Avoid them Again in the Next Life. An Explanation of the Four Sufferings Begins with Birth.
October 10: The Suffering of Sickness in this Human Condition: is Health in this Life Alone Enough?
October 17: The Suffering of Aging in this Human Condition: is Retirement our Only Concern?
October 24: Reviewing Impermanence from the Point of View of Renunciation
October 31: Bringing Together our Experiences of Suffering in our Human Condition into a Genuine Wish for Liberation


Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
Each class is self-contained and is also presented as part of a series. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
Everyone welcome!
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Headphones are available for those who are hard of hearing. Please contact [email protected] to reserve a pair
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