Compassion and Wisdom

discovering buddhism

An in-depth exploration of

Buddhist psychology and philosphy

Discovering Buddhism is a two-year program comprising 14 modules that give a solid introduction to Buddhist psychology, philosophy, and practice. 

If you are interested in really immersing yourself in Buddhism, this is the program for you. The emphasis is on all material being applicable in daily life and helping us develop more joy and happiness and reduce our suffering.

Each module consists of several sessions with talks, guided meditations, and practice retreats led by our resident teacher Venerable Michael Yeshe. Students may do all or some of the 14 modules, as they wish. Those who complete all the components receive a completion card for that module.

The 14 modules of the program are:

  1. Mind and Its Potential (4 weeks) – starting 24 February 2021
  2. How to Meditate (6 weeks) – starting 31 March 2021
  3. Presenting the Path (8 weeks) – starting 19 May 2021
  4. The Spiritual Teacher (6 weeks)
  5. Death and Rebirth (6 weeks)
  6. All About Karma (4 weeks)
  7. Refuge in the Three Jewels (6 weeks)
  8. Establishing a Daily Practice (6 weeks)
  9. Samsara and Nirvana (7 weeks)
  10. How to Develop Bodhichitta (14 weeks)
  11. Transforming Problems (4 weeks)
  12. Wisdom of Emptiness (6 weeks) – starting 11 November 2020
  13. Introduction to Tantra (4 weeks) – starting 27 January 2021
  14. Special Integration Experiences (personal practice)

 

Comments from previous participants

I can recommend Discovering Buddhism to anyone who has an interest in Buddhism, both beginners and those who have been hanging around for a while.

The course feels solid and in-depth, good design with modules.

I especially appreciated our fine group, many rewarding conversations and reflections.

Good course and sense of community, meditations of various kinds, good discussions to understand the teaching with an experienced and knowledgeable teacher. You can be a beginner and keep up, so it’s been very rewarding.

Practical information and how to register

Information about the course date, language, last day of registration, and if the course is also given online, can be found in the respective event. This is also where you register for the course by purchasing a ticket.

Upcoming courses and retreats related to Discovering Buddhism

january

21jan17:0017:45Event OverMoved OnlineFeaturedQ&A about Discovering Buddhism program: Free online eventVenerable Michael will answer your questions about the Discovering Buddhism program which starts on February 24 2021

23jan10:0016:00Event OverWisdom of emptiness: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Wisdom of emptiness. Open to everyone!

27jan18:0020:00Introduction to tantra: 4 week courseWelcome to module 13 of the Discovering Buddhism study program in which you will learn about tantra.

february

13feb10:0016:00Introduction to tantra: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Introduction to tantra. Open to everyone!

24feb18:0020:00Mind and its potential: 4 week courseUnderstanding the mind is fundamental to all Buddhist practice. By transforming our minds we transform our experience. Science has also shown that by changing our minds we can change our brains. If we understand our mind we can uproot our deepest problems and cultivate our fullest potential. This is module 1 of the Discovering Buddhism study program.

march

27mar10:0016:00Mind and its potential: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Mind and its potential. Open to everyone!

31mar18:0020:00How to meditate: 6 week courseWelcome to module 2 of the Discovering Buddhism study program in which you will learn about meditation.

april

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may

08may10:0016:00How to meditate: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module How to meditate. Open to everyone!

19may18:0020:00Presenting the path: 8 week courseWelcome to module 3 of the Discovering Buddhism study program in which you learn about the entire path to awakening

june

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august

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