Introduction to Buddhism

An eight part series hybrid-hosted at Urban Dharma and on Zoom

Introduction to Buddhism

Thursdays, 7:30-9 PM

Dec 1, 8, 15 & 29, 2022

Jan 5, 19, 26 & Feb 2, 2023

In-person & On Zoom (registration required for Zoom participation)

Suggested Donation: $8 per class ($50 for entire course)

Dr. Lye, our founder and spiritual director, will offer this 8- week series starting Dec 1. Trained both in the western academic discipline of Religious Studies and in traditional Buddhist study and practice, Dr. Lye’s “Introduction to Buddhism” will draw from the best of both worlds and is a great way to be introduced to the rich contemplative, intellectual, cultural and spiritual heritage of Buddhism. This class will conducted with a combination of lecture and practicum.


Lecture: “Siddhartha’s World: The Historical Context”

Practicum: “What is Mind?”


Lecture: “‘What Are You? I am Awakened’: The Buddha’s Life & Lives”

Practicum: “What is Refuge?”

DEC 15

Lecture: “Buddha Beyond Siddhartha: The Nature of a Buddha”

Practicum: “Stilling the Mind.”

Dec 22


DEC 29

Lecture: “Word of the Buddha: Words, Scriptures, & Traditions”

Practicum: “Searching for This ‘I’”

Jan 5 & 12

JAN 19

Lecture: “The Four Noble Truths: The Problem & its Solution”

Practicum: “Searching for This ‘I’”

JAN 26

Lecture: “The Four-Fold Sangha: Lives of Monastic & Lay Buddhists”

Practicum: “Cultivating Love & Compassion”

Feb 2

Lecture: “The Universe in a Single Atom: Buddhist Cosmology & Psychology”

Practicum: “Contemplating Karma”


Lecture: “One Dharma, Many Vehicles: Varieties of Buddhist Experience”

Practicum: “Resting in Mind”

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