The Hinayana View

 The Hinayana View

The Hinayana View

The Path of The Noble Ones

Feb 17, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Buddhism is not a religion in the usual sense of the word. It is a method of investigation that allows you to work skillfully with the positive potentials and negative energies of your own mind. The teachings of the Hinayana represent the most fundamental instructions of the Buddha, which are central to everything that follows. Hinayana studies, therefore, are basic to any training in Buddhism.

In the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, Hinayana studies introduce you to Buddhism as a science of mind, or method of investigation. Your study of the Hinayana continues for one year, divided into two courses: The first course covers the ground or view of Hinayana, and the second covers the Hinayana path and its results.

The Hinayana View (HIN 201)

Mondays, February 3 to March 23, 2020

No class on February 24th—Losar  

This course introduces you to the Hinayana as the indispensable foundation of the three-yana system of Buddhist study (Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana). Then you will learn the main elements of the Hinayana view, through a detailed examination of the building blocks of the Buddhist science of mind.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Buddhism

The text for the course is available in the Nalanda bookstore, which is open on Sundays noon to 1 pm and 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Monday, February 3rd and 10th.

Path of Study coordinator: Susan Kirchoff

Enrollment includes access to the webcast of each class session, as well as recordings of the webcasts.

Registration and payment at