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A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment in 9 Meditations: Class 1. What Is the Mind?
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 , 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm London, UK Time
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London is delighted to collaborate with A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment in piloting this unique analytical meditation course, which you have the exclusive opportunity to join!
About the Course
This course presents a 9-topic secular introduction to the lamrim, the Stages of the Path originally presented by Tibetan Buddhist masters Lama Tsongkhapa and Atisha Dipankara. Each class combines a talk and meditation on one lamrim topic.
This secular version of the lamrim was developed by A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment podcast to allow people interested in the profound benefits of analytical meditation to benefit from Buddhist mind training techniques without requiring belief in aspects of reality unverifiable through modern science, such as past and future lives and other realms.
Though this presentation is designed in a secular way, it is still presented in the same manner as the traditional lamrim: a sequence of graded topics that gradually move the mind toward greater happiness, wisdom, and interconnection.
The course is a new offering being tested by its creators, longtime students of Tibetan Buddhism, who encourage and welcome feedback from both newcomers and seasoned students to help develop this material for a wider audience.
“The time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics that is beyond religion.”
— The Dalai Lama. Beyond Religion, 2011
- 16 February | What is the Mind?
- 23 February | The Preciousness of Life
- 2 March | Impermanence
- 9 March | Mental Cause and Effect (Karma)
- 16 March | Refuge
- 23 March | The Roots of Suffering
- 30 March | Renunciation
- 6 April | Love and Compassion
- 13 April | The Interdependent Nature of Reality
PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend. See all events.
About the Teachers
Scott Snibbe and Stephen Butler, the co-founders of A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment, will lead the class. Scott and Stephen consider themselves enthusiastic students of Buddhism acting as “teaching assistants” with other fellow students, but are not authoritative teachers of Buddhism.