Time and Date
Monday Class: From 27 February 2023 (7:30-9:00 pm) for 10 weeks
Friday Class: From 3 March 2023 (7:30-9:00 pm) for 10 weeks

(London Buddhist Centre and Zoom)

Open to Anyone

Basic Buddhism study course

Welcome to the evening study course! This weekly class offers a seminar on the basic teachings of Buddhism for ten weeks. In the course, we learn and practise universal principles such as the Four Noble Truths and the Twelve Causes and Conditions. They form the foundation for properly understanding the Lotus Sutra in the next stage.

It is open to anyone, including non-members. Best for beginners of Buddhism, practising Buddhists who want to revise the basic teachings in the context of Mahayana Buddhism, and all practitioners of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Buddhism.

Table of contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Essential Concepts of Buddhism
  3. Three Seals of the Dharma and the Four Noble Truths
  4. Dependent Origination and the Ten Suchnesses
  5. Karma and Transmigration
  6. The Twelve Causes and Conditions
  7. Meaning and Application of the Four Noble Truths
  8. The Eightfold Path and Middle Way
  9. The Six Paramitas [Perfections]
  10. Bridge to the Lotus Sutra (The Mutual Inclusion of the Ten Realms / Three Thousands Elements of Reality in a Single Thoughts)

About Dharma Study

The evening study class is one of the ways to learn and understand the Dharma, by which we open the Buddha’s teachings and study the profound spirit. The teaching of Buddhism can be understood by ordinary human reasoning. It is not a sort of teaching that we have no choice but to believe. By understanding the significance of each practice in terms of doctrines, we can more diligently practise with joy. Most important is putting the knowledge we get into practice as taught, enabling us to understand what we studied in the truest sense. To learn more about Dharma study, please read here.

Please feel free to contact us from the form below with the event’s name in the enquiry by 15 October 2022. The host will get back to you soon.

Free. Your donation would be highly appreciated.



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