Exploring Buddhism: Exploring the Truths with Gen Don Handrick

Exploring Buddhism: Exploring the Truths with Gen Don Handrick

time 7:00 PM

Every Thursday from




When: Thursdays, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17 & 24, 7–9 pm EST Online

Note: Registration will close after Jan 20.

Buddhism is based on fundamental truths that point to the principal levels of reality that the Buddha discerned and then taught throughout his life, including most notably the two truths and the four noble truths. In this module, we will explore the nature of these and other core truths of Buddhism, utilizing the Dalai Lama’s mode of presentation based in logic that establishes a framework for the path to enlightenment which is suitable for people with a modern rational outlook.

Previous study of at least some modules of Discovering Buddhism, either in a center or online is highly recommended before enrolling in this program. 

Please review the syllabus before registering for the course.

The Exploring Buddhism course includes seven modules:

    1. Exploring the Mind
    2. Exploring Meditation
    3. Exploring the Truths
    4. Exploring the Path
    5. Exploring Mind Training
    6. Exploring Common Prayers and Practices
    7. Exploring the Preliminary Practices

This program is offered jointly by:

Don Handrick is touring teacher for the FPMT. Gen Don also serves as a Board member and Buddhist teacher for Liberation Prison Project, which includes teaching Buddhism at a local prison in New Mexico. Gen Don’s study and practise of Buddhism began in 1993 when he read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. Over the next two years, he practiced with Rigpa, Sogyal Rinpoche’s organization, until he began attending classes with Venerable Robina Courtin at Tse Chen Ling, the FPMT center in San Francisco. At the beginning of 1998, Gen Don left the Bay Area to attend the FPMT’s Masters Program of Buddhist Studies. in Sutra and Tantra, a full-time seven-year residential study program in Tuscany, Italy, taught by Geshe Jampa Gyatso. By 2004, he successfully completed the program and received an FPMT final certificate with high honors. Soon after, Don moved to Santa Fe and served as the Spiritual Program Coordinator for TNL, and in 2006 he was appointed Resident Teacher. Gen Don is now serving many as a touring teacher.

You can learn more about Don Handrick here.

Please be aware that recordings of the class may be available on YouTube in the future.

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