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New Meetup: BASIC BUDDHISM 101

From: Etan B.
Sent on: Monday, January 12, 2009 12:08 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for BASIC BUDDHISM 101!


When: March 3,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: from Etan: "I hope you (and friends) will be able to attend."

?Basic Buddhism?
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
7:30 PM ? 9:30 PM
Bodhi Tree Bookstore
8585 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood CA 90069
?By donation only?

Because of the great variety of Buddhist traditions currently practiced (Tibetan, Tantric, Chinese, Zen, etc) there is some confusion as to the basic tenets which Siddatha Gotama (563 BC ? 483 BC) the Buddha himself taught to the order of monks, nuns and laity in Northern India for 45 years after his enlightenment.

"Basic Buddhism" presents these concepts directly from the canonical discourses (suttas) of the Buddha as derived from the oldest extant Sinahalese manuscripts. We review the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, annica (impermanence), annata (non-self), silas (moralities), samadhi (concentration), vipassana (insight), dhamma (doctrine) and nibbana (extinction).

Etan Boritzer, a yoga teacher in Santa Monica, has studied Eastern philosophy, practiced yoga & meditation since 1968 with teachers in India, Japan and the US. He is the best selling children?s book author of "What Is God?" and 9 other titles, published in 12 languages.

This popular and informative talk was presented previously at the Bodhi Tree Bookstore, and in Santa Monica at the Hill Street Center, On the Path Gallery and Power Yoga.

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