LITERATURE CIRCLE: Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps

LITERATURE CIRCLE: Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps

time 7:00 PM

Every Tuesday from




When: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET, from March 19th, 2024

Join our literature circle based on the volumes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Edited by Venerable Thubten Chodron specifically for a modern Western audience. We will be reading ‘Following In The Buddha’s Footsteps’ (Volume 4)’. Everyone is welcome.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha: why they are reliable guides on the path, and how to relate to them. Next, His Holiness explains the three essential trainings common to all Buddhist traditions: the higher trainings in ethical conduct, concentration, and wisdom. These chapters show us how to live a life free of harm to self or others and give us detailed instructions on how to develop single-pointed concentration and the higher states of consciousness available to an earnest practitioner. The chapters on wisdom contain in-depth teachings on the noble eightfold path and the four establishments of mindfulness: of our body, feelings, mind, and other phenomena. Together, these topics form the core of all Buddhist practices.

This group discussion is led online by Dave Gould.

Please register to attend on Zoom.

Purchase the e-book or physical book from the publisher or a bookstore such as

As a discussion group, it is useful to bring discussion questions to the gathering. Listen to Audrey on how to bring good questions to the gathering.

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