Shakyamuni Buddha: His Life, Teachings, and Students

with Thomas Berthoff

June 15th

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  • $35 Regular
  • $50 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room

Shakyamuni Buddha taught 2600 years ago, but his life and teachings continue to inspire people around the world. This day of study and meditation will be dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha's life example and teachings, as well as some of his principle students.

The day is intended as preparation for the Vaishaka Day celebration on Monday, June 17 ( ).

In the morning, we'll look at the Buddha's life and main teachings. In the afternoon, we'll hear about some of his main students, known as "arhats" (those who have attained enlightenment) or "sthaviras" (elders). We'll also do some sitting and walking meditation, and have opportunities for socializing and discussion. You can come to just the morning, or just the afternoon, or the whole day.