Second Noble Truth: Week 1

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 3

Second Noble Truth: The Truth of Origin of Dukkha Our Task: realizing that the origin of dukkha is the wanting and not wanting mind (clinging, craving & grasping) Formal Practice Formal Practice Suggestions   Reflections & Daily Life Practice Suggested Reading

First Noble Truth: Week 3 & 4

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 3

First Noble Truth: The Truth of the Origin of Dukkha Our Task: developing a full and accurate understanding of the range of dukkha Week 3 & 4: The Dukkha of Conditioned Existence (Sankhara Dukkha) – Mind states of greed, hatred and delusion as attitudes, motivations and energies that motivates our actions/propel us into actions – We and the world are …

First Noble Truth: Week 2

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 3

First Noble Truth: The Truth of the Origin of Dukkha Our Task: developing a full and accurate understanding of the range of dukkha Week 2: The Dukkha of the Changing Nature of All Things (Viparinama Dukkha) – dissatisfaction (even frustration): feeling like nothing can give us lasting happiness or fulfillment, sense of frustration and inadequacy that spoils what should be …

First Noble Truth: Week 1

janka Dharma Study & Practice Group 3

First Noble Truth: The Truth of the Origin of Dukkha Our Task: developing a full and accurate understanding of the range of dukkha Dukkha = as adjective: painful, stressful, uncomfortable, uneasy, unsatisfactory, unreliable; as verb: suffering Here is the Buddha’s definition: “Birth is dukkha, aging is dukkha, death is dukkha; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, & despair are dukkha; association with …