11 May 2021
18 May 2021
25 May 2021
1 June 2021
This course is aimed to acquaint you with the basic fundamentals of Buddhism. We will become familiar with the Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path, amongst other things. These practices and teachings will hopefully plant a seed to shifting our minds toward a greater capacity to dwell in the present and a larger field of kindness toward ourselves and others. In learning about the theory and practice of Buddhist teachings you’ll hopefully get a taste of how they relate to our everyday life and problems in the modern world.
Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and volunteer comments, especially about their own experience in order to make it a more dynamic and interactive learning. The 4 – week course is suitable for both newcomers and those who want a refresher.
The course will be delivered online via zoom and registration is essential.
Theresa Baw has been a Buddhist practitioner of mindfulness meditation since 2001. She has benefited from the teaching of various traditions including: from Mahasi Sayadaw; the Thai Forrest tradition; and is currently practicing Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation. She has led regular group meditation sits for the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre. Theresa works as a barrister and also teaches meditation to others in her chambers.
All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The dana you give helps to maintain the Library and allows it to offer more teachings on the Dhamma so that others may benefit in the future. It is up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers who spread the Dhamma.