Dates: Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3
In this course, we will look closely at the profound wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, specifically focusing on its ethical teachings, to illuminate a path for contemporary life. Emphasizing the interconnectedness of all beings and the principle of compassion, students will discover how these teachings can provide relevant, actionable guidance for the myriad challenges we face in today’s world.
We will focus our discussions on the topics of
1. Karma & Ethics: Explore the concept of karma, its implications for our decisions, and the central role it plays in shaping our moral compass.
2. The Bodhisattva Ideal: Examine the Bodhisattva path and its emphasis on compassion and altruism, offering a model for engagement in the world.
3. Buddhist Ethical Precepts: Understand the core ethical teachings and precepts, becoming aware of their depth and applicability in the context of modern dilemmas.
4. Mindfulness & Ethical Awareness: Develop skills in mindfulness and meditation to cultivate an alert, attentive presence, forming the bedrock for ethical discernment and action.
The course is appropriate for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of Tibetan Buddhist ethics and its relevance to modern life. No prior experience or knowledge of Buddhism is necessary.