Date(s) - 29/06/2022
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us online by Zoom, Wednesday evenings, 6:45-8:00pm. We value Sangha (spiritual community) and the opportunity to be together. We will use this time for lightly guided meditation, a short check in to see how we can support one another, and exploration of a Buddhist topic. The facilitator will offer brief remarks and guide discussion as a way to focus our practice on that week’s theme. Themes may run several weeks, but each week can serve as a stand-alone session. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our love and kindness for the wellness of all beings.
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Gateways to Liberation – The Laksana of Dukkha
This Wednesday at our Sangha Night gathering, we will continue in our series on the Gateways to Liberation, focussing on the laksana of Dukkha, also known as unsatisfactoriness or suffering.
The Four Noble Truths teach us of the existence of suffering, the cause of suffering, the ending of suffering and the path that leads from suffering to freedom. But can we see these truths in our own life?
The Buddha told us of seven ways that we can suffer; birth, aging, sickness, death, being in contact with what we dislike, being separated from what we do like, and not getting what we want. It is likely that we recognize a few of these at work in our own experiences. But what about pleasure? Sometimes, even pleasure can be bound up with suffering and, in the end, anything conditioned does not lead to the satisfaction of the deepest longings in our heart.
Please join us this week to investigate how we experience dukkha in our own lives and what we can do to free ourselves from unnecessary suffering.
“There are no higher teachings, only deeper understandings.” Sangharakshita
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