4 Nobel Truths


Saturday January 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST
Saturday February 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM PST

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The Four Noble Truths: A Complete Path to Happiness 

Please join Cheryl Slean as she leads a 4-week class series on the Four Noble Truths: A Complete Path to Happiness.  Classes are Saturday, January 23, January 30, February 6, and ending on February 20, 2016, from 10:00 AM to 12 noon.  Please note that there is no class on Saturday, February 13!

The Four Noble Truths are the first and foundational teachings of the Buddha, a powerful conceptual and experiential framework that points to the underlying causality of all forms of unhappiness and stress.  More than mere concepts, the Truths offer a prescription for happiness meant to be experienced directly, anchored in a path of mindfulness-based learning that directly reveals the blocks to our natural ease and compassionate heart.  As a path based in self-awareness, the Truths empower us individually and also deepen our connection to others and to the web of life, leading to increased well-being, harmony and goodwill.

 Though they were first taught 2600 years ago, the Four Noble Truths remain as relevant, applicable and powerfully transformational as ever. This four-week introductory course will take the essential teachings from concept into direct experience through practical instructions and exercises and a learning process responsive to participants’ real-life concerns. The class is suitable for people new to Buddhist practice as well as those already familiar who wish to review and refresh.

NOTE:  The entire class registration is due at the start of the first class.  Your attention to this request is greatly appreciated and as always no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

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About the teacher:

Cheryl Slean, MA, CMF has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1995. In 2007 she was authorized to teach and has subsequently shared dharma and mindfulness at many spiritual and secular venues including Seattle Insight, mid-Columbia Insight, Against the Stream, Insight Community of the Desert, Google LA, the Hammer Museum, Santa Monica Hospital, UCLA, Refuge Recovery, and Michael’s House. She has received teacher training from Noah Levine and has a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Cheryl is also a writer, filmmaker and educator working in the arts and sustainability, and is co-executive producer of VIsionLA Climate Action Arts Festival.