Four Noble Truths Introduction 2013

by Peter Carlson on January 3, 2013

During this talk, Peter introduces a long-term project, to revisit the Four Noble Truths concept from the perspective of the 21st century.  Much of the Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta (the first teaching of the Buddha after enlightenment) contains cultural add-ons that were accumulated as Buddhism competed with Brahmanism over the centuries before it was written down.  Our current intention is to seek out the core concepts that are truly universal in application, supporting them with recent research that validates those concepts.

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