Exploring the Life of the Buddha: April 11 – May 7

Exploring the Life of the Buddha
with Myo On Susan Hagler
Tuesdays, April 11 – May 7, 7 – 8:30 pm

In this four week class, we will look at Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha’s life both before and after his great awakening. Using the book Path of Compassion by Thich Nhat Hanh we will study the Buddha’s childhood, his path to awakening, and his life of teaching. Thich Nhat Hanh’s book draws from the earliest Buddhist sutras and weaves together a detailed narrative of the Buddha’s life with less of the magic and myth found in later texts. The resulting exploration of the triumphs and difficulties of the Buddha’s life offers a humanizing version of this ancient story.
Please get your own copy of Path of Compassion by Thich Nhat Hanh before the first class.

After this class series there will be another in depth exploration of the Buddha’s life using Thich Nhat Hanh’s more exhaustive biography of the Buddha: Old Path, White Clouds.

Link information for Zoom participants will be emailed before the Class.

Clouds in Water relies on a Gift Economics Model of resource transparency, suggested sliding scale tiers and no set fees in order to balance financial sustainability, the Buddhist practice of generosity, justice and equity. Clouds in Water is a community supported temple, relying primarily on the donations and class fees that our sangha offers.

Sliding Scale (All are welcome. No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

  • Level 1: $300 (covers teacher payments, and Clouds admin/staffing, and makes it possible for more people to attend who cannot afford the full amount)
  • Level 2: $200(covers teacher payments and Clouds admin/staffing)
  • Level 3: $100 (covers Clouds admin/staffing)
  • Your Level: You choose the amount. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

“We know in our hearts that there is a different way to be, a different way to live. Our generosity with one another is indeed resistance to the greed and fear that oppresses us. We provide for one another out of love for each other and love for ourselves. When we give, we acknowledge that all beings want to be happy.”
-Jacoby Ballard

Online registration ends 4/9/2022

If you wish to register after 4/9/2022 please contact Koji at info@cloudsinwater.org.  Please note that you may not get an immediate response.