Lesson 1 of Paticca Samuppada
The detailed understanding of the way you construct your experience, the roots of suffering (Dukkha) and the path to freedom.
This is a fundamental and yet most profound Buddhist teaching that shows how we create our experience and how in each moment we free or imprison ourselves. It is the basis of Buddhist psychology, and it shows how the Four Noble Truths actually work. It offers the conceptual basis for our practice and for the dharma, and the way we understand and meet both samsara and Nirvana.
It is the authentic meaningful answer to the perennial questions about reality that keep arising, for example: What is creation? How and why do I experience such a strong and dominant sense of self? How does the conditioning process work, and how can I discover the unconditioned? How can I understand birth and death, and at the same time the timeless and deathless? What is the process by which I suffer and what is the process by which I am liberated? What is consciousness?
In this course we will explore the stages within our moments of experience by which the mind is imprisoned or freed. In particular we will focus on the creation of form or constructions in the mind and memory (sankhara), in the creation and operation of consciousness, in the process of attachment to things and to our ‘self’. We will look closely, through a microscope, at how we can develop a wisdom that gets us off the wheel to a place of deep silence and inner peace and freedom.
Stephen Fulder, Ph.D, is one of Israel’s leading spiritual teachers, founder of the Israel Insight Society (Tovana). He has been teaching Buddhist teachings and meditation practice to thousands of people over the last 25 years. He draws on 40 years of deep personal experience of Vipassana/ Mindfulness meditation and dharma practice. He brings the immeasurable wisdom of the Buddhist tradition, to help us to rediscover the great heart and big mind that lies just under the surface.
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The course price is $324, which is a multiple of 108, a significant number in Buddhist teachings, connected with 108 feelings and 108 beads on the mala (rosary).
If you find the full price in any way difficult, you are welcome to ask for a reduction of $108 in an email to: [email protected]