The Four Noble Truths: Opening to our Common Humanity
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.
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.
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 8 classes, is $240 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.