When: Thursdays, September 2nd to October 21st, 7:00-9:00 pm EDT
Note: Registration is now closed for this program.
Exploring Buddhism is a new program currently being developed by FPMT to serve as a bridge between Discovering Buddhism and The Basic Program. It is designed to help students of Buddhism delve more deeply into a broad array of topics that form a solid foundation for furthering one’s study and practice. The program will initially be run as a pilot program in FPMT centers to further test and refine the curriculum.
The Buddha said that the source of all happiness and suffering is the mind. In light of this fundamental teaching, it is essential that we develop an extensive understanding of the mind, and then utilize that knowledge to create the causes for our own and other’s well-being.
This module will look at what the mind is and how it works as is presented in both Buddhism and science. We will explore the different ways to distinguish and classify various kinds of consciousness, and investigate how to reduce destructive states of mind, and generate the constructive ones which can lead us on the path to enlightenment.
This is the syllabus for the course.
Exploring Buddhism course includes seven modules:
- Exploring the Mind [September 2 – October 21, with Venerable Lhundub Tendron] – Please register below
- Exploring Meditation [November 4, 11, 18 and December 2, 9, 16, with Venerable Lhundub Tendron]
- Exploring the Truths
- Exploring the Path
- Exploring Mind Training
- Exploring Common Prayers and Practices
- Exploring the Preliminary Practices
This program is offered jointly by:
Recordings of the class are available on YouTube to registered participants.
Visit here for Venerable Lhundub Tendron’s biography.
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