Breaking the Chains
For some, rituals are seen as merely superstition, or theatrics and thus not truly Buddhist. Others cannot imagine a spiritual life without the richness and sacredness of ritual and their impact on one’s motivation and insight. It may come as something of a shock that this course is designed for the former of those two perspectives: it’s not for the die-hard practitioners of devotion, but for those who think it irrelevant or even Un-Buddhist.
In this six week course you will meet a purposefully rational approach to ritual in the hopes of demystifying some aspects and hopefully opening one up to deeper mysteries upon which to reflect.
The retreat offered at the end of this course will provide the opportunity for participant to practice and embody the teaching.
|23 September||What are Buddhist Ritual? What are the chains that must be broken?|
|30 September||How much am I prepared to give? To what do I bow down?|
|7 October||Where is there safety in the world?|
|14 October||How exactly do the precepts purify?|
|21 October||For what am I grateful?|
|28 October||How do I get the help I need?|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it okay if I can't make every week?
The cost covers the entire course, and it is best to come every week. If you'd like to come but there is one or two weeks you can't make, please contact us before booking.
What should I wear?
There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
The course is exploring the practice of Buddhist ritual, but you do not need to identify as a Buddhist to join.
Where to Find Us
We're in Newtown, a few minutes walk away from the station.