Instructor:  John Howell

A weekly education program on understanding Buddha (Dharma), Thursday at 1 p.m., in the clubhouse game room.  We cover all aspects of Buddhism from Theravada to the latter Mahayana.  See Forecaster or Community Sign for updates/changes.

These teachings will span over 2,600 years beginning with the historical Buddha “Gautama” and follow through the centuries to H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama.  Other comparative religious/philosophical study (Christianity, Taoism, Existentialism, Etc.,) will be integrated into these programs as well.  Attempts will be made to also bring forth modern day Quantum/Astrophysics and Neuroscience as it relates to Buddhist thought.  The instructor, John Howell, will draw from his collections of real life experiences as a lay practitioner; including retreats, empowerments, and blessings received since the early 70’s along with his extensive library and discourses given elsewhere.

All levels of interest are welcomed, encouraged and accommodated.

Some specific topics will include:

  • The Triple Gem
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • The Three Marks of Existence
  • Dependent Origination/Emptiness
  • Nirvana
  • The Middle Way
  • Q & A