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Buddhist Studies

Summer 2023:
The Way of Transforming Suffering


Co-taught by Guiding Teachers Michael Genpo O'Neal & Joen O’Neal

This course is part of a series exploring presentations by Thich (Thây) Nhat Hanh, and others, of core Buddhist teachings.


The Noble Eightfold Path, the practice of transforming suffering, was presented by the Buddha at the beginning and throughout his teaching career, and is considered to have “set in motion the wheel of the Dharma.”


This course will give special attention to right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration: three elements of the Noble Eightfold Path.


Each class will include zazen (sitting practice), presentations by the instructors, and discussion.

Course Texts

  • The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi

  • The Eightfold Path edited by Jikyo Cheryl Wolfer.


We will also be studying Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, which is available from the Center.

The texts will be available at the first class (and mailed to those who will be participating via Zoom). 

Registration Information

Wednesdays, June 7–July 26 (eight sessions) (#B106)

7:00-9:00 P.M.

$190 (members $170) (includes course materials)

This course will be held in-person at the Center, with an option for remote participation via Zoom if requested.

Member rates apply to members of all local Buddhist centers. Reduced fees are offered as needed; please contact the Center at (612) 781-7640.

Enrollment for classes is limited. Early registration is encouraged. 


You may register online using one of the buttons below—select the option for  your preferred payment method (online or check).

  • $190 for non-members (fee includes books)

  • $170 for non-members (if you already have the books)

  • $170 for members (fee includes books)

  • $150 for members (if you already have the books)

2023 Buddhist Studies Course Dates

Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 P.M.


Summer:  June 7-July 26, 2023 (#B106)             Title: The Way of Transforming Suffering


Fall:              Sept. 20-Nov. 8, 2023 (#B107)

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