Fall 2015 Buddhism 101
This fall, on four Thursday nights, Ocean Gate is offering an introductory class on the meaning and life of Sakyamuni Buddha. Buddha’s life is an inspiration for all of us who are seeking to go beyond the state of “having” to “being.” What is a life based upon fully integrating with all being? Like us, Sakyamuni had to over come the pull of a materialistic heritage to become a great spiritual leader. Exploring the path he took to realization illuminates our own spiritual path. Upon realization, he taught the Four Noble Truths: There is suffering, There is a cause of suffering, There is freedom from suffering and There is a path we can follow to alleviate this suffering. What are the various aspects of this teaching and how does it apply to our lives?
Taught by Rev. Shinshu Roberts, co-teacher of Ocean Gate Zen Center. Shinshu is a priest and teacher in the Suzuki Roshi lineage of Soto Zen and has been practicing over 30 years. She is most recently published in Buddhadharma: The Practitioners Quarterly.
Dates: Thursday nights, Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Suggested Donation per Class: $10