Beyond Mindfulness with Mahesi Caplan

Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana)

A series of three consecutive classes on the following Saturdays: 7th April, 5th May, and 5th June from 2.00-4.00pm.

Those wishing to attend must do so from the opening talk.

The subjects covered will include the following:

Saturday 7th April Orientation
In this class we will be discussing some of the more general questions people have about this approach to the Buddhist tradition, such as:

What is mindfulness?
Did the Buddha teach there is no self?
Did the Buddha teach life is suffering?
Did the Buddha teach breath meditation?
Is this a religion?
What is happiness?
Am I enlightened?
What a Buddha knows.

Saturday 5th May Core Maps
In this class we will be reviewing some of the core teachings of the tradition, such as:

The three refuges.
The three characteristics of existence.
The meaning of the idea of ‘cessation’.
The role of silence in life.

Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana) © The Metropolitan Museum of ArtSaturday 5th June Enlightenment Maps
In this class we will be covering the maps that can help us navigate through the territory of the awakening process, such as:

The seven factors of enlightenment.
The four foundations of mindfulness.
The five spiritual powers.

Suggested donation £5 per class.

These classes will be a mixture of teaching, discussion, short periods of practice and tea breaks that will give us the chance to meet each other.

Image: Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana) is known as the Supreme Buddha of the Cosmos in Esoteric Buddhism. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Buddhism in Totnes, Devon.

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