The Buddhist Eightfold Path - Explained!
Instructor: Ven. Kusala Bhikshu

Schedule: Thursdays - 7:30 – 9:30 pm
January 15 – February 12, 2009

Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045

In simple everyday language this course will offer a detailed introduction to the Buddhist Eightfold Path. The Buddha in his forty-five years of teaching taught two things: why humans suffer and how to end suffering. Rev. Kusala will explore the ins and outs of the Eightfold Path, how it can lead to the end of suffering, a lifestyle of simplicity and personal fulfillment. Through stories and personal insights Kusala will show how to use and integrate the Eightfold Path into everyday life.

Instructor: Ven. Kusala Bhikshu ( is an American born Bhikshu (monk) ordained in the Zen tradition of Vietnam. In 1994 Kusala took novice vows, and was given the Dharma name Kusala Ratana Karuna (skillful jewel of compassion). In 1996 he received full ordination as a Bhikshu, and was given the name Thich Tam-Thien (heavenly heart mind). Ven. Kusala lives and works at the International Buddhist Meditation Center in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. He leads meditation and discussion groups at the Center and continues to give presentations at local high schools, colleges and churches on Buddhism and social action. Kusala is web-master of -

CRN: 81145
YGPX 864.09
1.0 Semester Hour
Location: STR 242
Tuition: $190

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