The Four Ennobling Tasks

  • Jan 16

    Monday Jan 16, 2023 - Monday Feb 6, 2023

    (Start time Mon 18:30 GMT - End time Mon 20:30 GMT)
    Online
    Christina Feldman, Christoph Köck
    • £99.00 excl.
    The price includes a fee for the teachers, no additional dana will be requested.
    Session information
    Sessions
    The Four Ennobling Tasks - Session 1
    Mon 16 Jan 18:30 GMT - Mon 16 Jan 20:30 GMT
    Online
    The Four Ennobling Tasks - Session 2
    Mon 23 Jan 18:30 GMT - Mon 23 Jan 20:30 GMT
    Online
    The Four Ennobling Tasks - Session 3
    Mon 30 Jan 18:30 GMT - Mon 30 Jan 20:30 GMT
    Online
    The Four Ennobling Tasks - Session 4
    Mon 06 Feb 18:30 GMT - Mon 06 Feb 20:30 GMT
    Online
Description

The Four Ennobling Tasks, often referred to as the Four Noble Truths, are an invitation to all of us who are passionate about living a dignified and wakeful life, to cultivate and embody in our lives.    This pivotal teaching of the Buddha professes that dukkha is to be understood, the origins of dukkha to be uprooted, the cessation of dukkha, liberation, to be realized and the pathway to liberation to be cultivated.  The Four Ennobling Tasks are much more than a statement of doctrine but an investigation of how dukkha is created and recreated moment to moment through confusion and heedlessness and how dukkha can be brought to an end through understanding and applying the Four Tasks.

In this programme we will offer our understanding of The Four Tasks and the implications this has for how we live our lives and the choices we make.  There will be periods of teaching, time for questions and small peer groups.

Event Details

Schedule:

Four consecutive Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8.30 pm GMT:

16th, 23rd, 30th of January and 6th February. 

Suitability:

Open to all - new and experienced practitioners alike.

 Cost:

  • The price includes a fee for the teachers, no additional dana will be requested. 
  • If you are unable to afford the rate please let us know. We will make sure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds

 Teachers:

CHRISTINA FELDMAN is a co-founder of Gaia House and a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachussetts. The author of a number of books, she has been teaching insight meditation retreats internationally since 1976. She is one of the teaching faculty of the CPP programme, dedicated to the study and application of the early teachings of the Buddha and is engaged in teaching the Buddhist psychological foundations of mindfulness to those training to teach mindfulness-based applications in England, Belgium and the Netherlands. Her most recent book Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology, written with Willem Kuyken, was published in the summer of 2019. 

 

CHRISTOPH KÖCK was born in Vienna, Austria, and spent 17 years of his life as a Buddhist monk in the Theravadin tradition. He lived mainly in monasteries connected with Ajahn Chah in Thailand and the West. Currently he lives in Vienna, working as a psychotherapist in a private practice. He teaches Buddhism and meditation internationally, and is trained to teach MBSR and MBCT.