The Suffering of Birth and Aging

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The Suffering of Birth and Aging

Why do we need to generate renunciation in order to find happiness?

To answer this question we need to understand the difference between happiness and suffering.

Tonight we are going to start on the contemplations of the various sufferings. We start with the eight types sufferings, looking at suffering number one and two. These are the suffering of birth and aging.

In the West we often don’t regard birth as being a suffering. But what is the Buddhist point of view?




Guided Meditation: Meditation 1: The Eight Sufferings

Discovering Buddhism course: Samsara & Nirvana, pages 22 – 28, track 2.2

Course duration: August 2018 – December 2018

Level: No prior knowledge required

Language: Teaching and guided meditation in English, discussion in German and English

Registration: No registration necessary. Drop-ins are welcome anytime, however frequent participation is required, if you would like to receive the completion certificate.

Cost: We do not charge for this event, because we do not want for the cost to become an obstacle for you to attend. However if you can, please pitch in to cover the teacher and venue cost, and to support future events like this one. We are truly thankful for your contribution and we guarantee that nobody will be turned away for the lack of funds.  If you have no clue, how much to donate, we suggest 10 CHF per each evening of this course.



October 2


19:00 - 21:00


QHaus Kreis 6
Langmauerstrasse 7
Zurich, 8006


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