"What the Buddha Taught" Study Group (HYDE PARK/Thu)

October 3rd—December 5th

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  • Donations Welcomed
Room: Offsite (See description for details)

Are we trapped in our “karma”? Is there “free will”? What is “good karma”, what is “bad karma”? Can I change my karma? How does meditation fit in? What does karma really mean anyway?

Shambhala is offering this 2-month study group (meeting on alternate Thursdays) to explore in greater depth the central Buddhist concept of interdependence - how karma works - and how this classical teaching underpins the Shambhala principles of windhorse and “auspicious coincidence.”

As we practice meditation and learn more about the habitual tendencies that keep us locked in this cycle of confusion, we begin to unravel our misunderstanding and tame the patterns that cause this suffering.  Through the practice of waking up in the present moment, we plant the seeds for wisdom and auspiciousness to blossom. 

Come for as many sessions as you like. All are welcome regardless of experience level or participation in any prior program. Feel free to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages for a relaxed community-based salon. Meetings are free and donations are welcome.

* This is an additional offering to our 1-day retreat, What the Buddha TaughtReinventing the Wheel: Understanding Karma, Interdependence and Auspicious Coincidence, which took place August 24. Recordings are online.


Group info

Every Thursday, October 3 - December 5

7PM - 9PM

University of Chicago
Swift Hall (The Divinity School), Rm 200