The classes at Milarepa Buddhist Center of Iowa will introduce you to meditation and the philosophical landscape of the inward journey. It is our aim to provide education and guidance that will be helpful for people at various levels of interest and commitment to the Buddhist path.
WINTER, 2019 CLASSES
The Four Noble Truths
This February Acharya Tsunma Yeshe will offer a one-evening class on the foundational teaching of Buddhism – The Four Noble Truths.
teacher: Acharya Tsunma Yeshe
Thursday, February 21
fee: $5, registration online
ABOUT ACHARYA YESHE: Acarya Yeshe is the first beneficiary of the Drikung Acharya Nuns Leadership Program, a year long fellowship for Tibetan Nuns from India, providing skills for international leadership and future growth of Samtenling Nunnery and its graduates. She has studied Buddhist philosophy for ten years at the Samtenling Nunnery in Dehra Dun, India.
The Buddhist Path
This Winter David will teach from The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion by Thich Nhat Hanh, a commentary on the Diamond Sutra. The goal of the course will be to acquaint students with central Mahayana concepts. The Mahayana is the “Great Vehicle” of Buddhism that expounds the practices of compassion, wisdom and liberation of all sentient beings. Please purchase the book thru Prairie Lights or Amazon.
teacher: David K.
7 Mondays: February 4, 11, 18, 25 | March 4, 11, 18
ABOUT DAVID: David Klemm, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Iowa, where he taught modern religious thought (philosophical theology and hermeneutics) for nearly thirty years. As an undergraduate, he majored in religion, with special emphasis on Asian religions, especially Buddhism. From 1970-73, he studied in Vermont with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from whom he learned to meditate. Throughout his career, he has continued his interest in Buddhism and his practice of meditation.
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The Journey Within
This January Tim will offer his wonderful introduction to meditation class once again. Everyone is welcome to attend – including those who have already attended this class.
teacher: Tim M.
7 Wednesdays: January 23, 30 | February 6, 13, 20, 27 | March 6
THIS CLASS IS FULL – Please visit us again in the Spring Session
ABOUT TIM: Tim Mullaney, PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, has been a meditator and practitioner in the Karma Kagyu lineage for nearly 40 years. His teachers include Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche and Tai Situ Rinpoche. Tim is also a psychologist and has extensive background working with mindfulness training in professional, non-religious settings.