Introduction to Buddhism – Wisdom and Compassion in our Daily Lives

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Tibetan Buddhism is one of the great spiritual traditions of the world, and at its heart are its timeless teachings on wisdom and compassion.

This course introduces the main principles of wisdom, including impermanence, interdependence and emptiness, showing us how an understanding of these can be a powerful guide in finding happiness in our daily lives. We also examine ways in which we can work with our heart and mind, starting from wherever we find ourselves now, to discover our own potential for love and compassion.

Authentic meditation techniques are taught throughout the course, developing our experience of peace and clarity of mind. In addition, students also have the opportunity to learn the rich and rewarding compassion practices of loving kindness, the four immeasurable qualities, and tonglen.

In Buddhism, Wisdom and Compassion are considered as being inseparable, and it is how we work with this view in our daily interactions that is the real power and proof point of the truth of the teachings of the Buddha. Through this course we will explore the ancient teachings of this unbroken lineage, experiencing their wisdom directly through the application of authentic methods that help us to develop confidence, capacity and compassion in the way we are – with ourselves, with others, within our environment.

This course is for newcomers to Buddhism, as well as those who already have some experience with meditation and wish to deepen their understanding and practice.

WHEN: Thursdays February 15th to April 19th (10 weeks) 7.00pm to 9.00pm
WHERE: 77 King William Street, Kent Town 5067
FEE: Full $160 / Concession $90.00
REGISTRATION: To register & pay, email Rigpa Adelaide at adelaide@rigpa.org.au

Rigpa’s policy is that financial difficulties should not be an obstacle to attending our courses. If this is an issue for you please contact us.