Buddha's Path

The Four Noble Truths: Opening to our Common Humanity

Feb 28 (Tue) - Apr 25 (Tue)
10:00am - 11:45am (6 weeks)
Santa Monica
This class will be an in-depth look at The Four Noble Truths, the Buddha's essential teachings on happiness and the end of stress and suffering. These Truths are the foundation of the Buddha's Path and like a pole star guide us on our journey from reactivity and discomfort to meeting our life with wisdom and freedom.

The course will be taught as a mix of practice and study so that students will gain an overview of the Buddha's teachings. The material will be taught with a practical emphasis on how we apply and live these teachings in our everyday lives. Practice will emphasize the importance of cultivating an embodied awareness moment to moment. There will be guided meditation instruction, talks and group discussions, recommended readings, and home practice.

The Four Noble Truths will provide students with teachings and meditation practices essential in the journey of awakening as taught within the Insight meditation tradition.

Ideal for students with some meditation experience such as students who have taken "Basics of Mindfulness Meditation," "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction," or "Intro to the Buddha's Teachings," and those who wish to support their mindfulness meditation practice with a deeper understanding of the Buddha's teachings are welcome.

If you have some meditation experience but have not taken an InsightLA class, please contact the teacher to find out if this class is for you.


Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 6 classes, is $180 dollars.

$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.

Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other… Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.

Enrollment Limit:
25 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Comfortable clothing - journal/notebook
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821