Essential Buddhism: The Four Marks of Existence

with Jennifer Woodhull

February 24th—February 25th

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    Room: Shambhala Training Hall

    Basic Buddhism: The Four Marks of Existence
    with Jennifer Woodhull
    In Person Only

    Saturday February 24th and Sunday February 25th
    9am to 5pm (lunch 12 to 1:30)

    Open to all. Meditation instruction included in the class.

    Full Price $120
    Sponsor: $150
    Subsidized/Member: $80

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    CLASS INFO: This two-day class will offer an overview of Buddhism as a religion, a philosophy, and a way of life. Meditation practice is central to all three of these dimensions; accordingly, participants will receive meditation instruction, and will have opportunities to practice meditation throughout the weekend. Individual meetings with a meditation instructor will also be available. This program is open to all. Those unfamiliar with the Buddhist tradition will gain a solid foundation in its basic tenets, using The Four Marks of Existence as a framework. More advanced practitioners will refresh their own understanding, help ground the proceedings, and enjoy the opportunity for simple practice.

    The Four Marks of Existence are the characteristics of everything that exists. To engage with them is to encounter the Buddha’s radical view of reality. On this foundation, we begin to shape a vaster, more inclusive, and sometimes even inspired understanding of the dynamics of suffering and freedom—and develop the practices we need to relax into our own existence.

    Jennifer Woodhull grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and has lived in the US—mostly Colorado—for the past 50 years. She has studied and practiced in the Shambhala lineage since 1984, is a minister of religion in that tradition, and holds a PhD in religious studies. Jennifer is
    a volunteer chaplain in the Colorado state prison system. She maintains a dharma counseling practice and directs the online Dharma Works sangha.

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