Intro to Tibetan Buddhism: Understanding the Facts of Life

with Mary Sehlinger

June 3rd—June 4th (2017)

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  • $75.00 Program Price
  • $100.00 Patron Price
  • $45.00 Generosity Price
Room: Main Meditation Hall

This program is the first of a two-part introduction to the profound teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Employing the "Three Prajnas" of hearing, contemplating and meditating, we will explore how it is that there is so much suffering in the world, and the foundational steps for relieving this suffering and helping others. This exploration will be conducted through the lens of a set of teachings titled The Four Reminders, which could be considered a Buddhist description of the facts of life:

  • The Nature of Human Birth
  • The Truth of Impermanence
  • The Meaning of Karma
  • The Problem with Samsara
The class will include sitting meditation, contemplation practice, talks by Dr. Sehlinger and discussion. Lunch on Saturday will not be provided; participants may either bring their lunch or go out for the meal. 

This program is open to all. For more information, contact Mary Sehlinger at [email protected] or 205-910-1927.


Mary Sehlinger has been a practitioner in the Shambhala tradition since 1983 and a dharma teacher for over 18 years. She has held various offices with Shambhala International over many years and has just retired from serving as the International Director of Societal Health & Well-being. She is especially passionate about the creation of enlightened community and about having fun, the two being very closely related. In her day job, she is a psychotherapist.