Buddhism 101 - Happiness is an Inside Job
About This Event
Buddhism is making its way into mainstream Western life, but for many people it remains swathed in mystery. What do Buddhists believe? How do they put their beliefs into practice? How do those practices make a difference in their lives? How might they make a difference in your life? In fact, the Buddhist path is an incredibly practical one — a step-by-step guide to living with less stress and turmoil and greater happiness and freedom. We don’t need to adopt any esoteric notions or abandon our current beliefs to benefit from the Buddha’s transformative teachings.
This introductory course explores the basic teachings of the Buddha and their power to ground us in a life of depth, meaning, connection and joy. We’ll come away with an understanding of the foundational principles of Buddhism and practical experience in applying the teachings in daily life.
What we will explore:
· The Buddha and his life
· Core principles at the root of the teachings
· Essential teachings on generosity, virtue, compassion and mindfulness
· An overview of the Eightfold Path to happiness
How we will explore it:
· Mindfulness practice and contemplation
· Lecture and interactive Q&A
· Small group discussion
· Home practice to put the teachings to work in your daily life
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Amanda Noella Daddona April 29, 2020
The Living Fully with Fear course with Amanda Votto was an incredible experience. I was able to connect with my emotions, dig deep and find what was underneath those emotions, and find comfort within myself and from the shared experiences of the others in the class. I found the practices to be extremely helpful and at times challenging (in a good way). And overall, Amanda did a great job of putting everything into context and explaining how we can relate to fear and tap into a more compassionate part of ourselves. I do wish it had been longer than four weeks. It was a lot of material to cover, and there was a lot to explore and work through. Perhaps Copper Beech might consider extending these online courses to be six or eight week experiences. Even so, I am truly grateful for the opportunity and for all that I gained from this class. Thank you to Amanda and to Copper Beech!
Charles Longo November 12, 2018
As always Holy Family/ Copper Beach ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. Do yourself a favor, ATTEND a RETREAT, you will be hooked.
Kevin Ryan November 12, 2018
As always, a delightful evening!. Thoughts: 1. May want to publish an agenda in future. Not wise to be fashionably late. Reports were that the event was in full swing at 6:30 PM and 6:45 arrival felt like we were catching up. 2. Would be wise to provide the wifi information so everyone could connect for the text fundraiser. Verizon worked but several people near me said that they could not connect using ATT. The wifi would allow everyone to connect See you next year!!
Marilyn Vatteroni November 11, 2018
I had a wonderful experience on Saturday night. The food was great, the company wonderful & the dueling pianos fabulous.
Louise Cornetta September 17, 2018
The Copper Beech Institute offers a wide variety of courses, meditations, workshops and is housed on a beautiful peace of property. I enjoy the Wednesday Candlelight Meditation as a group or 30-40 of us meet to share this mindful experience and are led by the incredible Miranda who always gives a talk that seems to hit home. This place is filled with such love and kindness. Go check it out!
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Oct 23 - 25, 2020 (3 days)