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.
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