Introduction to Buddhism Series: Ten talks designed for beginners
Sundays, September 24 – November 19, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Introduction to Buddhism with guided meditations

Geshe Tenzin Dorjee, Abbot and resident teacher at Deer Park Buddhist Center

Introduction to the Six Perfections
of generosity, morality, patience, joyous effort, concentration, and wisdom

Geshe Tenzin Sherab, Resident teacher at Deer Park

Why Buddhism?
Maintaining a positive mind in today’s world; Buddhist views on the nature of mind

Lhundub Drolma, Deer Park nun. Began studying Tibetan Buddhism with Geshe Sopa Rinpoche 25 years ago; ordained Buddhist nun  for 15 years

A Buddhist response to current events.
Basic Buddhist toolkit of practical skills to use while facing daily challenges of violence, greed and heartbreak.

Lhundub Daychen, Western Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition discovered Deer Park in 1986, engaged in Buddhist studies & practice more than 30 years and ordained in 1998

First Noble Truth of Suffering

Lhundup Chöwng, Deer Park resident monk, ordained by Geshe Sopa Rinpoche in 2004

Second Noble Truth of the Cause of Suffering.
How to recognize and reduce the destructive emotions which lead to unskillful actions and future suffering.

Ann Chavez, senior student studies began with Geshe Sopa Rinoche 40 years ago and continues today at Deer Park.

Third Noble Truth of Cessation and Fourth Noble Truth of the Path.

Rodney Stevenson, senior student, was professor at UW-Madison and student of Geshe Sopa since 1982, then student of Lobsang Tenzin, head of Gelug Tibetan Buddhist Order.

Overview of the Graduated Steps of the Path to Enlightenment.
Review of materials presented earlier in this series based on “Foundation of Good Qualities” prayer recited before Sunday teachings at Deer Park.

Frank Barone, senior student who still considers himself a beginner, studied with Geshe Sopa Rinpoche for more than 40 years.