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Practical Introduction to Buddhism



      Wednesday      10th May 2023

for 8 weeks

8 Wednesday Evenings

7.30 pm until 9.00 pm

This is the fourth of our courses on Buddhist history and teachings. You will learn about

  • The world into which Gautama was born

  • The influence of the Indus migration into north east India

  • The political and social history of Buddha's time and the way in which they helped the formation of the Sangha

  • The importance of King Ashoka in the spread of Buddhism across Asia and into the Middle East.

  • The birth, life and death of Gautama Buddha

  • Buddha's teaching:

    • The Four Noble Truths of the human condition​

    • The Eightfold path to personal enlightenment

    • The 3 Jewels

    • Dependent Arising and Karma

    • The Buddhist Way of Life

    • The Buddhist traditions: Theravada, Mahayana etc

    • The spread of Buddhism into the West

    • Buddha's teaching on many issues

    • Practising Buddhism in a western culture

    • The influencers: Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and Lama Surya Das for example

    • Taking Refuge

    • Is Buddhism a religion?


The Course Fee is £70


£10 a week x 8

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If you are experiencing financial hardship or are in receipt of State Benefits, please don't let that stop you from coming on the course.

We can arrange payment by instalments.



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