When Buddha was teaching the Four Noble Truths, he was first teaching the Truth of Suffering.
The Truth of Suffering is the effect of the Truth of Origin of Suffering, wouldn’t it make sense to teach teach the cause first and then the effect?
But Buddha taught that way from the point of view of one’s individual practice. He taught the Four Noble Truths according to the sequence they have to be meditated upon. If we don’t meditate on suffering first and generate renunciation, how could we attain liberation? So first we need to understand our situation where we are in and then in the second step we will try to understand the cause of it.
Guided Meditation: A meditation on the nature of the mind
Discovering Buddhism course: Samsara & Nirvana, pages 17 – 22, track 2.1
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.