The teachings known as the Four Noble Truths offer profound psychological insights into the nature of suffering.
Understanding and practicing these insights–in meditation and in daily life– is how we free ourselves from suffering. Each class includes lecture, meditation practice, and time for questions. Although these practices come from Buddhism, they are secular in nature, so this course is appropriate for people of any, or no, spiritual tradition.
John will provide suggested reading material prior to the start of the series. Please register early so you have time to review this material.
Please note that drop-ins will not be accepted after the first class.
This is a donation based series, however there is a suggested donation of $60. This is a suggested donation and participants are free to give more or less, depending on their circumstances.
About John: John Blackburn, Ph.D., has been practicing meditation for over forty years. He has studied with teachers in several traditions including Zen and Vipassana (Insight). He is Chairman of the Board of the Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring City, NC. John leads a local sitting group at the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness. He also serves as a hospice volunteer.