This 6-session online evening course offers an overview of some key teachings from the early Buddhist tradition, emphasising their practical relevance for both meditation and daily life practice. We explore ways to understand and approach some key teachings, within the broad framework of the four ‘noble truths’ and eightfold path, and how these underpin a transformative practice. Each evening includes some guided meditation and reflection practice as well as talks and discussion, and there are suggestions for contemplation and practice in between sessions.
The course is suitable for people who are relatively new to Buddhist practice as well as people who are experienced in meditation but feel they would benefit from a refresher of the fundamental ideas of Buddhist philosophy and psychology. Each week builds on previous ones.