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Meditation and Dharma Talk with Tenshin Fletcher Roshi

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Topic: Views of Dependent Origination

On Sundays in October we will introduce one of the most profound teachings in Buddhism, Paticcasamuppada—traditionally translated as “dependent origination” or the principle of conditionality.

The Principle of Dependent Origination states that all dharmas (phenomena) arise in dependence upon other dharmas: “If this exists, that exists; if this ceases to exist, that also ceases to exist”. The basic principle is that all things (dharmas, phenomena, principles) arise in dependence upon other things.

Dependent origination can be contrasted with the classic Western concept of causation in which an action by one thing is said to cause a change in another thing. Dependent origination instead views the change as being caused by many factors, not just one or even a few.

The importance of a full understanding of the workings of causality is that it leads to the breaking of the bonds of karma and an end to the cycle of rebirth.

Please join us for this weekly meeting and teaching. Everyone is welcome.

There will be time for meditation, a dharma (teaching) talk by one of our regular or guest teachers, and time for your comments and questions.

Cost: Donation basis, there is no charge to participate. Our center and teachers are supported by your generosity. Please give from your ability and heart.

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October 17
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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