The Buddha first taught the path of individual liberation. In the Four Noble Truths he taught the truth of suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path to contentment and freedom. He taught the meditation practice of mindfulness and awareness. This program invites us into the basics of being a dharmic person — an exploration of egolessness, impermanence, gentleness, and peace.
This four-week course includes four recorded talks, readings, contemplations, and an open discussion forum. The course is asynchronous. You may view the recorded talks at your convenience. The recommended schedule is to view one talk each week and complete the associated readings and exercises in the module.
Readings for the course will be taken from the following texts:
- The Myth of Freedom by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
- Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
- Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
- Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
- Meditation in Action by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche