Fundamental Buddhist Principles

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A series for those curious about what the Buddha taught.

Buddhist tradition offers a rich tradition of wisdom teachings, many of which are remembered as lists. This series will focus on the philosophy, principals, practices, and instructions that are fundamental to developing a meditative or Buddhist practice. It is intended as an introduction to Buddhism series, with an emphasis on the primary teachings that guide meditators to a liberating understanding of the mind, world, and life.

  • July 9 – ­Buddhism: A Brief Overview with Shaila Catherine
  • July 16 – Noble Eightfold Path with Robert Cusick
  • July 23 – ­Four Qualities that Protect Awakening with Shaila Catherine
  • July 30 – Three Characteristics with Kim Allen
  • August 6 – Three Poisons with Bob Stahl
  • August 13 – ­Emptiness & Non-self with Renee Burgard
  • August 20 – Community Practice: Sitting and walking meditation with Janet Taylor

Read teacher biographies on our Teacher Page.

Everyone is welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion and mat if you prefer to sit on the wood floor.

IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.

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