Allie Vaknin discusses the meaning and implications behind the First Noble Truth. Deepening one’s understanding of the first truth is essential for understanding the subsequent truths, which collectively represent the Buddha’s core teachings. As a Counselor Intern, Allie also draws from her experiences in counseling and weave in relevant concepts that resonate with the First Noble Truth. She loves dialogue, so she makes room for discussions throughout, in order to explore how these concepts relate to our sangha members’ own experiences.