Foundations for Freedom-The Hinayana: Third Noble Truth, Freedom from Suffering

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Acharya Dan Hessey

May 6th—June 3rd

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  • $75.00 Program Price
  • $100.00 Patron Price
  • Or pay what you can.
Room: Online Program

We are now moving to the fourth course in the series Foundations for Freedom-The Hinayana. 

The Buddha said that… suffering should be known; the origin of suffering should be renounced; the cessation of suffering should be realized; and the path should be regarded as the truth to resolution.
– Chögyam Trungpa

How do we find relief? This module explores the third noble truth, The Truth of Cessation. How do we realize the cessation of suffering now?

Trungpa Rinpoche emphasizes the experience of cessation as it arises in meditation and life, rather than as an imagined goal to be achieved in the future. We will explore the experience of cessation as “the gap” in shamatha practice, especially with regard to Mindfulness of Effort; how we recognize the contrast between samsara and nirvana; and how vipashyana awareness allows us to extend and rest in the gap. Finally, we will look at the ways the Truth of Cessation manifests at different levels of practice and the path.

This course will start Thursday, May 6 from 7-8:30PM and run for 5 consecutive weeks. There are no prerequisites for this class. It will consist of recorded online talks by two of Shambhala's most senior teachers, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Acharya Dan Hessy and hosted locally by Megan Murphy and Mike Ratener.