Collection of Source Materials for the Various Courses of Dharma Study undertaken by Members of the West Wight Sangha.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Four Noble Truths, Re-examined

We have just started a new round of Dharma studies, having a fresh look at the Four Noble Truths. We have been taking a wider view of the First Noble Truth by looking at Dukkha of birth in terms of becoming. The following two audio pieces were used for this study. The first is a reading from Ted Hughes' poem based on his translation of the Bardo Thodol or Tibetan Book of the Dead.


The second is The Conceit Of Self by Marcia Rose.


For the Second Noble Truth we are concentrating on dependent origination. The following are a series of talks on this by Rodney Smith.

The the first talk in the series is entitled "Causality".

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Second Talk: Co-Dependent Arising

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Co-Dependent Arising 2

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Monday, 25 February 2013

The Four Noble Truths by the Dalai Lama

We have just started to re-examine the Four Noble Truths and I have found these two talks by the Dalai Lama as a primer, they are rather long.