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Buddhism in a Nutshell Online

Repeats every week until Tue Nov 16 2021.
7:00 pm Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Kadampa Center continues offering our classes online via Zoom during the COVID crisis.  Please register below to get the link for joining the class online.


Are you interested in Buddhism but don't know where to start?

Have you heard words like dharma and karma and samsara and wondered what they meant or why they mattered?

Do you want to get an overview of Buddhism without making a long-term commitment?

Then this is the program for you. 


In five short classes, we introduce you to the major terms and concepts of Buddhism - a fast tour of the basics to enable you to take the next steps if you want more.

This course provides a broad, basic overview of key aspects of Buddhism and our practice. There is no required reading, no homework and no quizzes!

Topics covered include:

  • The Four Noble Truths
  • Different kinds of Buddhism: Theravadan, Mahayana, Vajrayana, etc.
  • Buddha's teachings in a gradual form for the practice of one individual...where to start, what next, etc.
  • A brief introduction to meditation

Registration required to access the classClick here to register.

We have a minimum registration; the class may be cancelled if registration doesn't meet the minimum.

In keeping with our long-standing tradition, Kadampa Center does not charge a fee for any Dharma course. These teachings are too precious to allow money to be an obstacle for anyone to hear them!  We do, of course, have expenses to offer the course, so we happily welcome any heart-felt donations

The instructor for this course is Karen Mastroianni