Practicing the Four Noble Truths with John Blackburn


Tuesdays, June 18 – July 9, 6-7:30pm

Please note that drop-ins will not be accepted after the first class.

Please review our cancellation policy.

Donation Options

There is a suggested donation of $60, which covers all four meetings. This is a suggested donation, and participants are free to offer any amount.

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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.


John Blackburn Head ShotAbout John: John Blackburn, PhD, has been practicing meditation for over forty-five years. He has studied intensively with teachers in the Zen, Vipassana (Insight), and Dzogchen traditions.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC, and he leads a local sitting group, the Knoxville Community of Mindfulness. He is available by email.




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