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A Lineage of Liberation: Intro to the history of Buddhism

January 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until January 27, 2020

with Sean Feit Oakes, PhD

The moment the Buddha’s first student heard his teaching and was liberated, it’s said that the “Wheel of Dharma” began to turn. Since that moment, generations of devoted practitioners have spread the Dharma of liberation around the world. In this series, we’ll explore a range of Buddhist cultures, and trace the development of important ideas across Asia and beyond to Buddhism’s current prominence as a many-faceted global religion. We’ll learn simple meditations, chants, and prayers from different traditions, exploring the vast diversity of Buddhist practice. The class is for beginners and those wanting more historical grounding in their practice.

Space is limited and registration is requested. 

Cost: There is no registration fee for attending this event, nor most EBMC events. However, EBMC is not independently funded. The Center and the teachers will be sustained only by your voluntary donations (the practice of generous giving, or “dana”). Please donate generously, in proportion to your ability:

* Either online (you will be offered an opportunity during the online registration process to donate to EBMC; the teachers will not receive any part of this online donation).
* Or at the event, in the two baskets at EBMC, one for the Center, the second for the Teacher.

Thank you for your generosity. EBMC will be only be sustained through our collective generosity.

Fragrance-free: In order to protect the health of community members with environmental illness, please do not wear fragranced products (including “natural” fragrances) or clothes laundered in fragranced products to EBMC.

EBMC is wheelchair accessible.

Details

Date:
January 6, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Phone:
510-268-0696

Details

Date:
January 6, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Phone:
510-268-0696