Buddhism in a Nutshell is an overview of the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment - especially for beginners!
Buddhism in a Nutshell
Are you interested in Buddhism but don't know where to start? Have you heard words like dharma and karma and samsara thrown around and wondered what they meant or why they mattered? Do you want to get a quick overview of Buddhism without making a long-term commitment?
Then…we have just the program for you. In five short classes, we introduce you to the major terms and concepts of Buddhism - a fast tour of the basics to enable you to take the next steps if you want more.
In five classes we provide a broad, simple overview of these and other key aspects of Buddhism and our practice. There is no required reading, no homework and no quizzes! There is, however, a suggested reading list for those who want to read more. Topics covered include:
- The Four Noble Truths
- Different kinds of Buddhism: Theravadan, Mahayana, Vajrayana, etc.
- Buddha's teachings in a gradual form for the practice of one individual...where to start, what next, etc.
- A brief introduction to meditation
In keeping with our tradition, these classes are offered on a donation basis. No pre-registration is needed. The classes are offered as a five-week course several times a year, alternating with Meditation 101. For specific dates, please check our calendar.