The Wheel and the Spiral | the journey of life, death and liberation
The Tibetan Wheel of Life is a teaching tool and a mirror. It represents the cycle of birth and death that all beings traverse. When we look into it, we see ourselves: our pleasure, our pain, our habits – and our potential for liberation.
The Spiral Path, or the Twelve Positive Nidanas, unfold from a crack in the Wheel and represent the progressive path of human awakening or liberation. The Spiral is one of the teachings that illustrate how spiritual life changes the human mind and heart, and gives us a sense of what it is like when the goal is near, and finally, achieved.
Please join us as we finish our year of exploring The Myth of the Path with one of the richest formulations of the Buddha’s teaching!
Nov 3 A First Look in the Mirror: Three Beasts; a Path of Light; a Path of Darkness
Nov 10 A Second Look: Six Realms and the Intention of Being Human
Nov 17 A Third Look: Twelve Pictures; Twelve Stories
Nov 24 Break the Wheel: Mind Reactive and Creative
Dec 1 Meditation Morning 10-11
Dec 8 The Spiral Path: Suffering and the Arising of Faith
Dec 15 The Spiral Path: The Progression of Happiness
Dec 22 The Spiral Path: Unravelling into Freedom
Dec 29 Meditation Morning 10-11
All classes at the PBC are by donation, $5-$20 suggested.