Introduction to Buddhism Course
7.30pm - 10pm, for five weeks
Buddhism has proved to be hugely popular in the west, yet it is not a traditional religion or even merely a philosophy. What is it then? And how does one practise it?
On this course we will be exploring what it was the Buddha experienced in gaining Enlightenment, and how it is relevant to our lives today in modern Ireland.
In particular, we'll be looking at:
- The Buddha, the founder of Buddhism
- The Dharma, the teaching of the Buddha, in particular in terms of:
- The Sangha, the Buddhist community, both historically and as a lived experience today
This will all be lead by a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, someone who is living out a life committed to practising the Buddha's teaching.
The course is open to everyone. No experience of meditation is necessary. While an interest in Buddhism is assumed, you don't have to be a Buddhist to do the course.
Cost: €85 waged / €70 low-waged / €45 unwaged or student.