Every week we meditate in the first half of the evening and then explore a different aspect of Buddhism in the second half, following a short tea break.
Wednesday 4th September for Three Weeks
Breaking the Fetters
at The Quaker Centre, Friargate, York
from 7.00pm to 9.15 pm
There are ten Fetters or shackles that Fetters are mental shackles that bind us to suffering and prevent us from becoming enlightened like the Buddha. The first three of these are:
- Belief in a fixed self (atman)
- Doubt in the Buddha and his teachings
- Attachment to asceticism, rites and rituals.
- These first three are significant because they are attainable now in this lifetime. If we can break them, then traditionally it is said that we are on the Transcendental Path and will attain Awakening within seven lifetimes.
These are a friendly, relaxed evenings suitable for those with all levels of experience. Everyone over 18 is welcome. There is no set charge but if you are able we invite you to make a donation as a contribution to the cost of the room
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Triratna Buddhist Community (York) meeting as York Buddhist Group