Each week includes 3 short video classes (about 1 hour in total), contemplative practice instruction, plus carefully created study resources.
By completing The First Turning of the Wheel, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the view, practice, and roots of the Buddha’s early teachings. The course introduces Buddhism’s Indian roots and explores the foundational teachings of the four noble truths, the eightfold path, the nature of mind and emotions, and mindfulness meditation.
By completing The Second Turning of the Wheel, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the roots of the Mahayana tradition, including the relationship between wisdom and compassion, the bodhisattva vow, the stages of the path to enlightenment, and skillful, compassionate action.
By completing The Third Turning of the Wheel, you’ll understand the development of the Yogacara School and seminal teachings on buddhanature—the inherent purity of mind and seed of enlightenment. Faced with confusion and negativity in the world every day, what does it really mean to say that our true nature is already perfectly awake?
By completing The Flight of the Swans, you'll get a grip on the origins and evolution of Buddhism in North America, its traditions of practice and training, and the distinctive qualities of socially engaged Buddhism in response to issues of gender, race, power, and the climate crisis.