A Handful of Leaves

The Fourfold path to deeper happiness

October 2019

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In this 5-week course we will examine one of the most essential teachings in all of Buddhism: the Four Noble Truths. As the point of departure for his teachings, the Buddha expounded these 4 principles, which lay the foundation for the practitioner to release suffering and experience lasting happiness. The Four Noble Truths can inform our intentions on the path and can serve as a container in which we hold our highest aspirations.


Class Schedule

October 16First Noble Truth
October 23Second Noble Truth
October 30Third Noble Truth
November 6Fourth Noble Truth
November 13Wrap up, review, and practical applications
Carrie Tamburo, Ph.D., has practiced meditation in the Insight and other Buddhist traditions for over 30 years, having spent much time in silent retreat. She translates Buddhist teachings into Spanish and teaches meditation in both English and Spanish in San Diego and other parts of California. Carrie is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program, as well as a former Spanish professor and Latin Dance instructor.

Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13. Each meeting is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 First Street, San Diego, CA 92103, Room 323.


This class is offered on a donation basis.

Additional Information:

Seating consists primarily of chairs. A few cushions will also be available. If you have a favorite cushion for meditation, you are most welcome to bring it.

Contact Carrie with questions about this class: carriemaría@insightsd.org


Following a 2,500 year tradition in which the community financially supports the offerings provided, the teachings and meditation sessions in this group are offered on a generosity (Dana) basis. No one is turned away because they cannot give. We are encouraging members to give what their budget and hearts of generosity allow, and/or to sign up for monthly giving on our Donations page.