Bondage, Freedom and Interconnection: The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising

Brought to You by Senior Students of Lama Marut

The CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY curriculum offers a progressively unfolding, comprehensive course of study in the wisdom and practical application of Eastern spirituality as it pertains to modern life. 

The curriculum as a whole is comprised of twelve courses to be taught over two years. When taken together, these stand-alone courses constitute an extensive course of study in the classical scriptures and principal practices of Eastern spirituality. 

Based on Lama Marut’s original translations and relevant, applicable interpretations of the Sanskrit classics of the Hindu, Buddhist, and Yogic traditions, each course consists of six weekly two-hour interactive online classes, including lecture, discussion, and guided meditation portions. 

These courses cover a wide range of teachings and practices from an inclusive, comparative, and non-sectarian point of view. They are designed to provide an in-depth, systematic, and coherent foundation and overall framework for any serious spiritual practitioner.

Module 6

This course will highlight the ways we repeatedly re-create the causes of our own suffering and how we can break out of this “wheel” and attain total freedom.

Sundays, 8 November - 20 December 2020

6:30pm CT (4:30 pm PT/5:30 pm MT/7:30 pm ET)

2-hours

No meeting on 29 November (Thanksgiving)

Among the most profound and useful teachings of Buddhism is the so-called “Twelve Links of Dependent Arising,” an analysis of the circular nature of the actions that keep us perpetually suffering. We will explore this topic through a verse by verse examination of the relevant chapter from the great Indian philosopher Nagarjuna’s master text. It will highlight the ways we repeatedly re-create the causes of our own suffering and how we can break out of this “wheel” and attain total freedom.

Topics include: “identifying with the Causes of Suffering,” “The Nature of Interdependence,” “How Craving and Grasping Arise,” and “Breaking the Chain.”

Benefits of the Course:

  • Discover how “dependent arising” works in our own lives to keep us suffering
  • Learn about how the causal process of rebirth works (over lifetimes, but also moment by moment)
  • Gain a deep understanding of what is meant by “interdependence” and how to live a more connected life
  • Identify the “weak links” in the “chain” and how to break them
  • Analyze the five principal “mental afflictions” and acquire practical strategies for combatting them

Based on Chapter 26 of Nagarjuna’s Root Verses on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamaka Karika) and Lama Marut’s original verse-by-verse written commentary, with an addendum from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra on the five principal mental afflictions.

To Register:

mindoasis.thinkific.com/courses/bondage-freedom-interconnection

Lauren Benjamin, Senior Teacher

Lauren’s lifetime project has been to explore the potential for happiness for all beings, and to enact it in her own life. As part of that pursuit she received a masters degree in Cultural Studies from Claremont University before undertaking a deep study and practice of the open and esoteric texts of Tibetan Buddhism, and then broadened the her work to include other spiritual and humanist perspectives and practices. She helped found Inner Way LA in 2005 and has served in all capacities, including organizational positions as well as Spiritual Advisor and Resident teacher. Lauren lives in Marina del Rey, CA.
Lauren Benjamin

Each of the twelve courses consists of six classes, and each class includes a practice to help you directly integrate the teachings into your everyday life. Registrants for each course will have access to the archive of visual and audio recordings of the classes. Classes that will meet weekly and last 2 hrs.

Each class includes a lecture and time for Q&A as well as either a live guided meditation or a recording to work with during the week. Participants who complete all twelve of the classes will receive a certificate of completion from Lama Marut’s spiritual center, Inner Way LA.

  • One course: $225.00 USD
  • Three courses: $500.00 USD
  • Complete twelve course package (save $900.00 USD): $1800.00 USD

For more information on the Two-Year Intensive Series "Classical Texts & Authentic Practices of Eastern Spirituality"

https://mindoasis.org/classes/classical-texts-and-authentic-practices-of-eastern-spirituality/

WHEN
November 22, 2020 at 4pm - 6pm
WHERE
Online
6512 Arizona Ave
Playa Vista, CA 90045
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Karuna (Kelly M. Schwartz, MS) ·

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