Loenen: Buddhism - One Teacher, Many Traditions
April 18-21, 2019April 18 @ 7:30 pm - April 21 after lunch
Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions
Residential retreat with Venerable Thubten Chodron in English
Thursday April 18, 7:30 pm - Sunday April 21, after lunch
Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood retreats. All these traditions trace their beginnings to the teachings of one man in India 2,500 years ago. These teachings spread worldwide in all directions and into numerous languages, making Buddhism one of the today’s most influential religions.
In this course, Venerable Thubten Chodron maps out the convergence and divergence of the two major Buddhist movements—the Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pāli traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.
Together we will explore Buddhism’s core practices and tenets, such as the four noble truths, the practice of meditation, the cultivation of love, and the meaning of nirvāṇa, and how the traditions sometimes agree and sometimes differ in their interpretations. Thubten Chodron’s respectful approach illuminates the many ways that all forms of Buddhism, amid their rich diversity, share a common heritage and common goals.
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