Friday Night Lecture - Friday 13th September

Is Buddhism True?

7.30pm - 9.00pm

It is sometimes said that the teachings of Buddha are scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. But how can anyone be sure that Buddhism is true or not? Are we to simply accept such statements at face value? What proofs can we examine to check the truthfulness of Buddha's teachings?

Nirvana and full enlightenment are said to be states permanently beyond suffering and that each and every living being can attain these. But what actually happens to us when permanent liberation from suffering is attained? Do we disappear into empty space? What about our friends and relatives - do they continue to experience the cycle of impure life - samsara while we are completely free from problems? Is that really possible?

By understanding Buddha's unique analysis of our condition presented in the Sutra of the Four Noble Truths we can begin to recognose the validity of his teachings and see that there are no contradictions between any of his teachings; eventually we will understand Buddha's ultimate intention and from this will arise unmistaken clarity giving us profound confidence in the truth of Buddhism.

Optional Supper

Optional supper before the lecture £3.

Why not stay over at Tara? 
If you would like to stay overnight and attend our One day retreat the next day just let us know by emailing - Breakfast is available and we have comfortable and clean simple or en-suite rooms for you to enjoy a peaceful night

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