The Four Noble Truth

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The Key to Happiness and Satisfaction

June  4 - 9
This is an introductory course

While we tend not to want to think or talk about suffering, it is in fact a part of life. Whether we like it or not, we will experience sickness, old age, and death, along with many other problems of varying intensity including dissatisfaction, loss, changing relationships, and so forth. Unless we understand the nature and causes of our suffering, we can never hope to eliminate it. To show us the path to lasting happiness, the Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths—the foundation and essence of all forms of Buddhism. The first truth diagnoses the nature of our existential illnesses and neuroses. The second explores their causes and conditions for arising. The third shows that the causes of our problems can be removed and that we can be free of suffering. The fourth includes the many paths Buddhism offers to realize that goal. The Buddha has shown that the spiritual path is uncomplicated and totally pragmatic.

This course explores the Four Noble Truths in detail,  looking at the nature of the mind, karma,  emptiness, and ways of freeing oneself from suffering.

It will help you to understand that it is your own mind that creates your suffering and dissatisfaction, and likewise that it is your own mind that can put an end to the suffering.

Course Details

Course Date:    June 4 - 9

Course Leader: Geshe Losang Sherab

Course Cost: 90 US$

The course starts in the evening of  June 4 and finishes at lunchtime on June 9.
Check in time is  4pm pm on the first day.
The course fee includes all meals, accommodation in dormitory and course material.
Please note: Rooms other than dormitory incur an additonal charge according to the price as advertised. Check here for the cost of accommodation other than dormitory:    Accommodation prices

The Course Teacher:

Geshe Losang Sherab is a senior monk at Kopan monastery. He completed his geshe degree (doctor of philosophy) in 2010, He has been teaching Western students for some years and presents the Dharma in an appropriately humourous and meaningful way for modern students.

The course is presented in English.



Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

Kopan Monastery is affiliated with FPMT
(Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition)