Dependent Origination

SIMS at University Friends Meeting House | Jan 2020

This year we will explore the topic of Dependent Origination, one of the most important teachings of the Buddha. Pratītyasamutpāda, commonly translated as dependent origination, or dependent arising, states that all dharmas arise in dependence upon other dharmas: "if this exists, that exists; if this ceases to exist, that also ceases to exist". It describes the factors that create an independant, isolated sense of self, tying us to suffering.

Each month, Tuere and Tim will explore one of the twelve links of Dependent Origination.

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