Buddhism: Discovering Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World

Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at the University of Pittsburgh

Fridays, May 9-June 6 from 10-11:50 a.m

Instructors:Tova Tarr, Ph. D and Tempa Dukte Lama

Course outline:

1. What is Buddhism, its history and geography
2. Buddhism and Transformation: The Four Noble Truths, difficult times as spiritual trainings.
3. The nature of reality: emptiness, dependent origination, and interconnectedness.
4. Wisdom and compassion: awakening the mind and opening the heart.
5. Buddhist view and teaching on death and dying.