with Stephen Batchelor, Christina Feldman, John Peacock, and Akincano Weber
Dependent arising means that everything is conditioned by other factors. A flower needs the conditions of sunlight, soil, and water to grow. Or collectedness of mind may be conditioned by relaxation, as a meditative example. All things arise dependent on conditions. They don't appear out of nowhere. This is common sense but if we follow this teaching all the way the view becomes deeply profound.
Guided by the four founding teachers of Bodhi College, this course looks beyond dogmatic interpretations of dependent arising to unearth that which is of real value for our lives in the world today—including understanding how mental states arise and evolve, and how we can shift our mental processes in the direction of peace and happiness.
Dependent Arising begins on June 20th, 2022.
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