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*Sit & Dharma Talk – Laura Rosenthal – Right View – Now???
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Right View – Now???
Sit & Dharma Talk with SIM Community Member Laura Rosenthal
Buddhist teachings tell us that suffering arises from craving. We deludedly believe that things need to be a particular way in order for us to be happy. We resist unpleasant experience and grasp at pleasant experience, not understanding that craving is the source of our unhappiness. This central understanding is articulated in many different ways in Buddhist thought, including the teachings on the Four Noble Truths, the Eight Worldly Winds, the Three Characteristics, the cycle of Dependent Origination, and the Second Arrow. Deeply understanding the origin and cessation of suffering is known as Right View.
We nod in agreement when we hear these teachings in dharma talks. But how do we apply them when we’re faced with external circumstances that seem overwhelming, such as the tragedies that have manifested recently in our world? Are these teachings a source of deep solace and empowerment, or are they slogans? Join long-term SIM participant Laura Rosenthal for a group discussion about these questions.
This will primarily be a facilitated group conversation and will not be recorded.
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