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Buddhism - The Wheel of Life - Introduction

  • Jan 22, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Hi all,

Welcome back, I am looking forward to some interesting discussions this year.

To start the year off I would like to invite you to join me in a series of discussions based around the wisdom of the "Wheel of Life" -

Not sure what this is? Nevermind, come along it will be fun and mind opening as always.

This Buddhist wisdom is most often viewed through the sand mandalas patiently worked on for days by Monks and then after display the sand is taken by the monks to be thrown into a river.

"The Wheel of life illustrates in a popular way the essence of Buddhist teachings, the four truths, the existence of earthly suffering, its origin and cause, the ending or prevention of misery and the practice path to liberation from suffering.

The Wheel of life describes the cause of evil and its effects mirrored in earthly phenomena just as it is experienced by everyone from the cradle to the grave. Picture by picture it reminds us that everyone is always his or her own judge and is responsible for their own fate, because according to Karma, causes and effects are the fruits of ones own deeds."

We will run this in a straight series of discussions, starting with an overview and also looking into the wisdom of "Dependant Arising" which is shown in the outer rim of the wheel.

Please print off this document from the files section here and bring it with you:

See you soon.


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  • Sudeep

    Near the end, Myles and I had a small disagreement regarding the effects of enlightenment on people and how it could effect their daily lives. I think that this was just a simple misunderstanding and although I initially only wanted to send a quick email to Myles to explain myself, I made a post on the message board because I think it would be interesting for others to read as well. The link is below:[masked]

    January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of meaningful discussion and sharing

    January 24, 2013

  • Andrea B.

    The "Wheel of Life" sounds stimulating. I would love to come to the next meeting. Cheers, Andrea :)

    1 · January 23, 2013

    • Myles A.

      Andrea! Good to hear from you again, hope you can come to one of our upcoming meetups, it would be good to see you again.

      1 · January 23, 2013

    • Andrea B.

      Cheers Myles. See you at the next meet :)

      January 23, 2013

  • Noori Z.

    I really enjoyed the session, It was very well facilitated and the discussion was collective. Thanks

    1 · January 22, 2013

    • Myles A.

      Thanks Masoomeh, really nice to meet you and thanks for your sharing, I think we all learned alot from your experiences and wisdom. Looking forward to next time

      January 23, 2013

  • Andrea B.

    Hi Edwin, It has been ages. I would have liked to attend last night but had something on. See you at the next meet :)

    January 23, 2013

  • Edwin

    hey Andrea haven't seen you for ages, it'll be good if you can join us next time

    1 · January 23, 2013

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