Friday – Freedom from Suffering: Teachings on the Four Noble Truths

Tuesday & Friday Night Lectures
with Resident Teacher Amy Peng
Tuesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm, Dec 3, 10, 17, $15
Fridays, 7pm – 8:30pm, Dec 6, 13, 20, $15
Each class includes meditation, teaching and discussion | Everyone welcome | 760-656-8117

Topics include:

The truth about suffering
In general, everyone who has physical or mental pain, even animals, understands their own suffering; but when Buddha said in his first teaching, ‘You should know sufferings,’ he meant that we should know the sufferings of our future lives and develop a strong wish to liberate ourself from them now while we have the opportunity.

What causes suffering?
The main cause of our suffering is our deluded minds, especially our self-grasping. If we abandon our self-grasping permanently, all our suffering and problems of this life and of countless future lives will cease permanently. How can we do this?

What is a true spiritual path?
A spiritual path is an inner path, or spiritual realization, that leads us to the pure happiness of liberation and enlightenment. How do we train in such paths?

Permanent freedom from suffering is possible
The Buddha said we should not be satisfied with merely temporary freedom from particular sufferings but apply great effort to attain permanent freedom from all suffering. Only by following a correct spiritual path can we accomplish this freedom.

 

Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center | 923 Crossley Road, Palm Springs, CA | 760-656-8117

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