The Five Buddha Families: Emanations of Wisdom
Sunday, September 8, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
$25 suggested donation
In the Buddhist tradition, we view the whole world as a field of enlightened intention. In Vajrayana Buddhism, this is expressed through the Five Dhyani Buddhas (male) and the Five Wisdom Dakinis (female).
This event will be an introduction to the Buddhist world view and how it helps us understand where we are naturally liberated and where we get stuck. We begin to clearly see our fixations and recognize the hidden wisdom aspect. We will also learn how to ‘read’ the various symbols of our tradition: the vajra and double vajra, stupa, and the HUNG syllable.
Buddhist Point of View
Thursdays, October 10—November 19, 7-9 pm
Register through C.O.C.C. Community Learning:
541-383-7270 or online
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. We will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion. This six week class covers the basics of Buddhism and the three main approaches to the tradition. Michael Stevens is the author of Being an Ordinary Buddha: Practicing the Natural Mind. This text is optional and can be purchased at class for those interested.
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