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Seminar : Sat 13 of April - 11 AM

Why do we suffer? Understanding what life’s difficulties can teach us about being human.


The phrase ‘Life is Suffering’ was famously expounded by the Buddha in the first Noble Truth of Buddhist teaching. This stark and profound piece of wisdom presents a great challenge, both to comprehend and accept but also to live with. 

How shall we proceed with our hopes and dreams in the light of our seemingly inevitable suffering? Life in this sense can be quite perplexing and at some point everyone has probably thought ‘why me?’. However, by looking more closely at the nature of our suffering and what it points towards we might find avenues for inner reflection and self-discovery which open up new spiritual possibilities. 

This seminar will consider how we can transform suffering and challenges to develop wisdom and spiritual understanding. We will explore Buddhist teachings and look at some practical advice for life’s challenges. We will also look at examples from mythology to help connect with archetypal images of moving beyond difficulties and limitations. 

The workshop will begin at 11am and finish by 1pm. Tea and biscuits will be provided on the house. 

New Acropolis UK is a registered charity, tickets for this seminar are priced at £25 (£15 concessions) with all proceeds going to support our activites, thank you! 

Location: 18 Compton Terrace N1 2UN, next door to Union Chapel.

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