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ESCAPE FROM SAMSARA: Introduction to World-Systems  

A presentation on Buddhist Cosmology

Saturday May 18, 2024
9:00am – 11:00pm (Pacific)
This class by donation, suggested fee : $45


A cosmology is an understanding of where the world and the beings in it came from, what they are made of, and what happens to them when they decay. When studying Buddhism, it is helpful to be familiar with the basic tenets of traditional Indian cosmology, and some of the unique features of Buddhist cosmology that developed from them. This visual presentation uses art and iconography from a variety of traditions to create an immersive experience that explores several alternative views of creation, space and time, multiple heavenly and hellish realms, and the abodes of the gods, while laying out a Buddhist cosmological roadmap to liberation - from Samsara to Nirvana.               

All courses and meetings are held via Zoom, unless otherwise noted, with recordings available to participants afterwards


Register for Escape from Samsara



I am in the planning stages of a multi-day, in-person sutra study retreat. The retreat will run approximately 2-3 days in length, and will most likely be held in Northern California, in mid -to -late August this Summer. I am trying to get a sense of how many people would be interested in attending so I can locate an appropriate location and lodging. The retreat would revolve around the reading and discussion of a particular sutra in structured sessions, with ‘monastery style’ days, including communal vegan/vegetarian meals, silent meditation sessions, opportunities for physical practice, and time for solitary reflection. If you are interested and would like to hear more please register through the link below.  


Register to find out more about the 2024 Summer Retreat

Video recordings of past LUSB courses are now available to take


In gratitude to the LUSB community, I have made the recordings of the below past courses available, available to

order on a suggested pay-what-you-want-basis ($50 - $250). Further descriptions of classes available here.


Order pre-recorded classes here


Sutra Study Courses
Vajra Sutra

Mother of Buddhas (8,000 line Prajñā Sutra)

Saṃdhinirmocana Sutra
Universal Gateway to the Inconceivable Sutra


Dharma Study Courses 
Ten Bodhisattva Stages


Meditation Course

Acts of Remembrance: Intro to Mindfulness

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