Basic Buddhism with Gill Turner:
Saturday 24th August 2.00-3.30pm)
Focusing on The Eightfold Path, this is a series of talks on the fundamental teachings of Buddhism. Although this is an on-going series, each and every talk is complete in itself.
The Eightfold Path: Right View, Right Purpose, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Endeavour, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration.
Suitable for beginners.
Buddhism in Totnes, Devon.
Image: Wheel of the Buddhist Law. Japan, late 13th century, © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This bronze wheel connected with Esoteric Buddhism symbolises the ‘Wheel of the Law’ (Sanskrit: dharmachakra).
In Buddhist texts and rituals, the phrase “turning the wheel of the law” refers to the act of teaching by the Buddha Shakyamuni.
Each of the eight spokes and eight corners represents one of the moral admonitions of the Noble Eightfold Path, and the central section depicts a lotus flower with eight petals.