The Four Noble Truths
This class will study and investigate what is known as the first sermon of the Buddha after his complete awakening, the teaching of The Four Noble Truths. These are: 1) Dukkha (Truth of Suffering), 2) Samudaya (Truth of the Origin of Suffering), 3) Nirodha (Truth of the Cessation of Suffering) and 4) Marga (Truth of the Path that leads to the Cessation of Suffering). We will look at the original text and apply the teaching to the presence of many layers of suffering in our life, considering the ways suffering comes to be. This fundamental teaching of Buddha is appropriate for students at all levels of experience.