This module presents the entire path to enlightenment in stages, according to the levels of capability of the student, as described in the lamrim.
The first two levels are the teachings and practices shared by Hinayana practitioners that enable one to achieve renunciation of suffering and its causes.
The third is the Mahayana component of the path, the development of bodhichitta, followed by the six perfections of the bodhisattva that culminate in the realization of the ultimate nature of the self and phenomena.
And finally, the more advanced stages of the Mahayana path, the Vajrayana, are described briefly.
This condensed standalone weekend format of the Discovering Buddhism module is offered for those students who prefer attending classes on the weekend or those who completed the longer course and want to engage with the topic again.
Schedule: Saturday Morning Session, 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P..M., Lunch break 12:00 – 1:30 Afternoon Session 1:30 – 3:00, Sunday First Session 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Break 2:00 – 2:45, Second Session 2:45 – 4:00 P.M.