Introduction to Buddhism course
This four-class course will focus on some key fundamental principles of Buddhism and will introduce simple tools for reducing worry and stress, calming the mind, improving concentration, and developing love, compassion, and joy. Each session will be an informal dharma discussion followed by short practice from The Buddha Path, a practice manual by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. For those who are looking forward to the Dalai Lama’s visit to SLC in October, this will be a great way to get ready! Classes are at The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd) at 7:00-8:30 pm.
August 30: Positive Thinking–the cause of all happiness
September 6: ‘Who am I?’–the view of present moment thinking
September 20: ‘Refuge is Freedom’–Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
October 4: Awakening Compassion–the practice of tonglen
Everyone is welcome. No previous experience required. Drop in for any class, or plan to attend all four to deepen your practice. Suggested donation: $5-15.
This class will be taught by Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje), who has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 11 years, and has completed more than five months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Buddha Path practice schedule
We meet at the SLC Main Library (conference room E, next to the children’s library downstairs) from 1:30-3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22. Please let us know if you plan to attend. firstname.lastname@example.org