Foundations of Freedom: Hinayana Class 4 - The Third Noble Truth, Freedom from Suffering

with Acharya Suzann Duquette, Acharya Dan Hessey, John Fox

January 5th—February 2nd

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  • $60 Program Price
  • $120 Generosity Price
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Room: Online using Zoom
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Foundations of Freedom: Hinayana Class 4

The Third Noble Truth


Contemplating cessation of suffering, we find the accessibility of the Third Noble Truth in what Chogyam Trungpa called "the gap". Dropping our conditioning we experience the outrageous truth that we are basically good, directly realizing this basic truth is accessible to us all the time. With this then comes the full profundity: the Third Noble Truth signifies complete liberation from the entire cycle of samsaric existence itself -- aging, sickness, death, and rebirth.

This five-week course consists of four recorded teachings by Acharya Suzann Duquette and Acharya Dan Hessey, all of them facilitated live and locally by senior teacher John Fox.

Each class includes meditation, a video, and group discussion on the followng topics:

Jan 5 - Introduction to the Third Noble Truth & Mindfulness of Effort

Jan 12 - Non struggle, Cessation, and the Gap

Jan 19 - Extending the Gap: Resting in the Gap and Vipashyana

Jan 26 - Varieties of Cessation on the Path

Feb 2 - Q&A (recorded Q&A plus live)

This course is part of a 5-course, year-long exploration of the Four Noble Truths. But participants are welcome to access this course, and the one following it whether or not they have attended previous sections.

Please join us on Zoom Meeting ID: 517 279 1759  Password: 123456. Helpful tips for Using Zoom for online meditation and classes.

No Prerequisites: This program is open to all who are interested in exploring the foundational path of the buddhadharma.

Program Cost: $60  Generosity: $120 or pay what you can afford.

Participants would benefit from having received meditation instruction at a Shambhala Centre. Instruction is offered free/by donation: Online Vancouver Shambhala Centre every Wednesday Open House at 7:00pm.

Acharya Suzann Duquette has been a student in the Shambhala lineage for 45 years and has served as a teacher since the 1980s. Previously a co-director, she is currently Karme Choling's Resident Acharya. She is also Rupa Acharya, responsible for Shambhala's liturgical forms, which includes the training of umdzes and chopons through the Shambhala Ritual Academy. Acharya Duquette respects the power of body awareness in deepening spiritual awakening and emphasizes the body disciplines in her retreats and programs. She teaches widely, including Shambhala retreats and Mudra Space Awareness, and Daoist-Qigong in the lineage of Dr. Eva Wong.

Acharya Dan Hessey has been a student of the Sakyongs since 1973. He has taught meditation, Shambhala Buddhism, and Yijing related programs throughout North America. He is currently residing at Karme Choling with his daughter who recently graduated from Whittier College. This year, he published two of the four planned volumes of Enlightened Society: A Shambhala Buddhist Reading of the Yijing on Amazon books.