4 Tuesdays, September 10 - October 1; 4:00-5:45 pm
Suggested contribution: $32-80 registration + teacher donation
It is a classical practice in Buddhism to take refuge in the Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha. What does this mean? Thich Nhat Hahn has sometimes reworded it as “There is home. There is a way home. There are companions on the way home.” In this class, we will look at the refuges more deeply, including our capacity to awaken, the teachings as a guide, opening to things as they are, and the importance of community and spiritual friends. We all need refuge. We will look at our desire for true refuge in this unpredictable life, consider with compassion some of the habits that may provide false refuge along the path, and explore practical ways to “come home."