Myth of Freedom Book Study Group

with Susan Arnesen & Bruce Dal Santo

July 31st—September 18th

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    Price:
  • $80 Program Price
  • $100 Patron Price
  • Or pay in accordance with your circumstances. Suggested minimum $50. Write in the amount.
Room: Main Shrine Room
Get hooked by the dharma!
As we relate to the challenges in our sangha we invite you to come to the hearth of the dharma.

This 8-week group will gather to enjoy a lively discussion about the Buddhadharma. We will be using Chogyum Trungpa Rinpoche’s text, The Myth of Freedom. And, there will be weekly reading assignments from the book.

The group will be lead by Susan Arnesen and Bruce Dal Santo—however this is not a lecture format. We will begin with a short period of meditation followed by a group discussion. Our approach to this class is to allow space to explore what arises as a group and deepen our understanding through experience. With that in mind, we are choosing to not overly structure the readings. It is important that participants make a commitment to attend the full 8 classes (or as much as possible).

We must allow ourselves to be disappointed, which means the surrendering of me-ness, my achievement...Treading the spiritual path is painful. It is a constant unmasking, peeling off of layer after layer of masks. It involves insult after insult.
—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The Myth of FreedomIn The Myth of Freedom, Trungpa Rinpoche explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. His unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisited. This class is open to newcomers as well as experienced meditators.

Cost
$80 or pay what you can afford

Contact
Susan Arnesen, chosang [at] lmi [dot] net






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