Jan 22, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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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" - http://www.buddhanet.net/wheel2.htm
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: http://www.meetup.com/easternphilosophy/files/
See you soon.