4-Week Class - $70 Class Fee

Practicing the Four Noble Truths

Suffering is optional

Suffering is an undeniable part of the human condition. We all experience it, but we don’t understand it or know how to free ourselves from its grip.  We try various methods and techniques that help us feel better for a while, but inevitably we find ourselves ensnared once again — often by the same issues.  How can we escape this circular pattern?  The teachings called the Four Noble Truths offer profound insights into our dilemma.  Practicing these insights leads to the end of suffering.  

Practicing the Four Noble Truths meets once a week for four weeks.  Each meeting lasts 90 minutes and includes instruction, meditation practice, and time for Q & A. Currently classes are hybrid, i.e. they are simultaneously taught in-person and on Zoom. After the class ends, a weekly follow-up meeting will be offered at no cost to answer your questions.

 You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days.  Prior to the first class, you will receive class information and materials.

Upcoming Class

Sundays February 4-25, 2024

2:00- 3:30 

Hybrid class: In-person at the Meaningful Life Center & on Zoom

$70 class fee

    John Blackburn, Ph.D., has practiced meditation for over fifty years, practicing intensively with teachers in the Vipassana, Zen, and Dzogchen traditions.  For many years he served as chair of the Board of Directors for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in Spring Creek, NC.