The Foundation of Buddhist Practice
Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm Mountain Time 

On Wednesdays, our spiritual director, John Bruna, provides commentary and guidance on the book, The Foundation of Buddhist Practice. This precious text is the second volume in a multi-volume collection presenting His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path. The series collects his presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment, compiled and co-authored by Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron.  John helps bring this text to life in practical and accessible ways for our lives in the modern world.

Traditional presentations of the path in Tibetan Buddhism assume the audience already has faith in the Buddha and believes in rebirth and karma, but the Dalai Lama realized early on that a different approach was needed for his Western and contemporary Asian students. Starting with the four seals and the two truths, His Holiness illuminates key Buddhist ideas, such as dependent arising, emptiness, and karma, to support the reader in engaging with this rich tradition. This second volume in the Library of Wisdom and Compassion series provides a wealth of reflections on the relationship between a spiritual mentor and student, how to begin a meditation practice, and the relationship between the body and mind. This second volume describes the important teachings that will help us establish a flourishing Dharma practice.

John Bruna

Wednesday teachings are offered online and in person. They are broadcast live on Zoom and also available later as a podcast at the Way of Compassion Dharma Center Podcast.

Here is the Zoom to join live –Wednesday Night Dharma Teaching

Time: Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Mountain Time.
Way of Compassion Dharma Center
Third Street Center
520 South 3rd Street, Suite 12,
Carbondale, CO 81623

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Click here to access and download the Way Compassion Dharma Center Practice Booklet.

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To see archived videos of our Wednesday teachings with John Bruna, click here – Video Archive.