This stream consists of introduction to Buddhist philosophy. This series specifically caters to new comers and other audience who are critically evaluating Buddhist philosophy and would like to compare and contrast it with other schools of thought.
Following are the teachings covered as part of this stream:
The most fundamental practice associated with the mind training is based on the Four Immeasurable. These are Immeasurable Love, Immeasurable Compassion, Immeasurable Joy and Immeasurable Equanimity.
Explanation of Suffering (Dukkha) in Buddhism
Dukkha is an important Buddhist concept and is commonly translated as “suffering”, “pain” or “unsatisfactoriness”. It refers to the fundamental unsatisfactoriness and painfulness of mundane life. Buddhism explains this concept in great details and also outlines many types of methods to overcome such suffering.
“Four noble truth” are fundamental teaching given by Buddha Shakyamuni. The Four Noble Truths are: the Truth of Suffering, the Truth of the Cause of Suffering, the Truth of the Cessation of Suffering, and the Truth of the Noble Path that leads to the Cessation of Suffering. These truths outlines the essential practice for living happily that can eventually achieve liberation from suffering.
Rebirth – Essential Understanding
This teaching covers the concept of rebirth, and also explains how the Buddhist view of rebirth is free from both extremes of eternalism and nihilism.