Life of Buddha & History of Sangha (SSBS)

January 17th—February 18th (2023)

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    Price.:
  • $150 Full Price
  • $175 Sponsor
  • $125 BSC Member
  • $75 Subsidized

Life of Buddha & History of Sangha (SSBS)

Tuesdays, 1/17-2/14, 2023, 7-9PM

Saturday 2/18/2023, 9AM-5PM

Much of our study has focused on dharma. In this course we will enjoy the life story of Shakyamuni Buddha and the evolution of the early Buddhist community of practitioners. We will also briefly survey the spread of the teachings through various cultures over the past 2500 years. This course can give us a greater appreciation for the unique transmission of buddhadharma to the West in which we are taking part.


This class is part of the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies series—a complete cycle of teachings to immerse the interested learner in the path of Buddhism. To learn more and register for other SSBS classes, please click on a class below:

Cycle 1:

Taming the Mind
Shamatha: Nine Stages
Walking the Boddhisattva Path
Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies

Cycle 2:

The Three Jewels
Bodhisattva Warrior: The Six Paramitas
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Lineage & Devotion

Cycle 3:

Karma: Five Skandhas & Twelve Nidanas
Union of Shamatha-Vipashyana
Lojong
Sadhana of Mahamudra

Cycle 4:

Life of Buddha & History of Sangha
Mahayana & Bodhisattva Vow
Emptiness
Journey Without Goal