Turning Our Minds To The Dharma: A Class on Contemplating the Four Reminders [Online from Phoenix]

with Emily Bower & Joel Wachbrit

January 9th—February 13th

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  • $99 Program Price
  • $120 Patron Price
  • Generosity Policy

We are pleased to announce another collaborative effort with the Phoenix Shambhala Center.

This six-week course will present traditional teachings that are essential to Buddhist thought, and which illuminate how we could all enjoy our life much more. Known as the Four Reminders, or the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind Toward the Dharma, these teachings invite us to contemplate the Dharmic view of the preciousness of our life, the impermanence of everything, how suffering is impossible to avoid, and how we are all subject to karma. Contemplating these truths can actually inspire us to appreciate our life more and to be more present to our experience.

This class will provide an opportunity for us to delve deeper into the foundational teachings of the Buddha. Through readings, talks by the teachers, contemplation practice and sharing how these teachings relate to each of us personally we can learn how to integrate these Four Reminders into our daily lives as well as our meditation practice.

This class is recommended for those who have had an established meditation practice for at least a year and/or have taken at least one course in Buddhism at a Shambhala Center or other Buddhist center (or online).

Please visit the Phoenix Shambhala Center's website to register; and please note the time-zone difference!

If you are not familiar with basic Buddhist teachings, please consider registering for our prep class, An Introduction to Buddhist Teachings, offered by the Phoenix Shambhala Center on Thursday, January 7.

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call us at 323-963-3001 to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price (when available) helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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Since 1971 Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles has offered a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend.   More →