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The Path of Non-self through Self

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“Non-self” is one of the most important teachings in Buddhism. According to this unique teaching, the personal “self” is just a false concept that living being create due to ignorance. It is the attachment to the “self” that leads to suffering. The enlightenment and wisdom in Buddhism corresponds to the realization of the “non-self” character i.e. the realization that there is no objective self.

In this talk, Ven. Kovido will describe how the attachment to “self” create suffering and he will also explain how one can use meditation and other Buddhist teachings to gain wisdom and enlightenment by understanding the “non-self” nature of everything.

The talk is part of a special “Meditation Evening” beginning at 17:00. The talk will be followed by a guided meditation session and a discussion. You are welcome to take part in the whole event or just come for the talk. The full event programme is as follows:

  • 17:00 Welcome and short chanting
  • 17:15 Talk by Ven. Kovido on “The path of Non-self through Self”
  • 17:45 Guided meditation and discussion
  • 18:50 Short chanting
  • 19:00 Refreshments

This event is free and open to all.

This talk is part of the Buddhist Society Talks series.

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