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  Week Three – Overview

The bhavacakka—the “wheel of becoming” or “wheel of life”—visually depicts the Buddhist understanding of karma and rebirth. This week, we’ll examine the wheel in detail to learn what it teaches about the three root poisons, the twelve links of interdependence, the six realms of existence and their relationship to psychological states.

This week you will

  • Gain understanding of the components of “existence” according to the Buddhist system
  • Cultivate insight into how habitual patterns are perpetuated
  • Learn how to work with difficult emotions from a Buddhist perspective