Term: Tuesdays, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12
Registration for module one now closed.
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 comprised of five modules and 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.
In this module, we will look at what the mind is and how it works, 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.
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.
This program is being offered jointly by:
Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center (Taos, NM)
Lama Yeshe House (Denver, CO)
Osel Shen Phen Ling (Missoula, MT)
Thubten Norbu Ling (Santa Fe, NM)
Tse Chen Ling (San Francisco, CA)