Date(s) - February 14, 2019 - April 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Life and Teachings of the Buddha
A Six-Week Seminar With Instructor Cortland Dahl
Though the Buddha lived roughly 2,500 years ago, his life and teachings are as relevant today as ever. The Buddha was born into a life of luxury and privilege, but saw that material prosperity alone cannot solve all of life’s problems. Acutely aware of the chronic dissatisfaction that often plagues the human mind, he devoted his life to understanding the causes of suffering and how to uproot these causes through meditation, insight, and leading a life of non-violence. This class explores the Buddha’s life and his core teachings, showing the relevance of his timeless teachings to the fast-paced lifestyle of the modern world.
Classes will include video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, as well as short presentations, guided meditations, and discussions led by Cortland.
The teachings offered in this series will follow Tergar’s online course covering the life of the Buddha, which will begin in mid-February. It includes videos and live webinars with Mingyur Rinpoche and Tergar Instructors, discussion forums, and a range of other resources for study and practice.
This seminar is open to anyone with an interest in Buddhism, including novice meditators and experienced practitioners.
Five Consecutive Thursdays – February 14 through March 14 — and April 4
February 14: Awakening to the Truth of Suffering: The Buddha’s Birth and Early Years
February 21: Looking for the Causes of Suffering: The Buddha’s Pursuit of Insight
February 28: The Dawn of Enlightenment: The Buddha’s Discovery of the Liberated Mind
March 7: A Lamp for the Path to Freedom: The Buddha Turns the Wheel of Dharma
March 14: The Truth of Impermanence: The Buddha’s Parinirvana
*April 4: Going for Refuge and the Three Jewels
- Base — This level covers the actual cost of the program – $90
- Sponsor — This level allows us to offer a reduced price level for those on a limited income – $120
- Reduced — Reduced fee for full-time students and others with limited incomes – $60
If the admission fee creates an obstacle to attending this event, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after February 3rd, there will be a $30 administration fee.
Tergar Meditation Community – Madison
Tergar Madison, Madison WI, United States