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Part 1: Buddhist Life

Module 1 of An Introduction to Buddhist Practice

An overview of the spiritual journey and this course.

Photo by Thakur Dalip Singh, CC BY 3.0


The lecture series we’ll be listening to over this course was originally delivered to meditation students at a temple in Los Angeles, so I encourage you to do a brief meditation before each talk to “get into the mood.” And if the talks (or any of the readings) aren’t useful for you, please feel free to skip them.

For most of us, the question isn’t how to practice meditation: it’s why. In this talk, Bhante sets up this central question which will drive the rest of our course:

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