The Center at Ananda Laurelwood
Finding happiness in every day life

  • Contentment - 2 bedroom apartment with living/dining room, kitchen, and bath – $625.00
  • Harmony Suite – $755.00
  • Premium Queen with en suite bath – $685.00
  • Cozy Twins – $507.00
  • Comfy Full – $515.00
  • Serene Queen – $555.00
  • Day Pass – $290.00

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Introduction to the Four Noble Truths

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

October 11 - 13, 2019

The Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of the Buddha’s teaching. They are incredibly simple to hear, but a lifetime can be spent trying to understand them. However, the way to freedom lies not in a scholarly study of these teachings, but instead in practicing meditation and mindfulness. The reality of suffering draws many people to the Buddha’s teachings, but the teachings are not about suffering. During this weekend we will explore the deeper meanings of the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and how we can journey further on the Path towards our own personal freedom.

  1. Suffering exists
  2. Suffering arises from attachment to desires
  3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases
  4. Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path”

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Peter Copley
Peter Copley is a Certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher. He went to Edger Cayce’s ashram as a teenager and ever since was interested in meditation. He studied for his Masters of Divinity in METHESCO and served as an assistant minister at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster, Ohio. He has…
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Pooja Copley
Pooja Copley grew up in Kolkata, India. She completed her Bachelors Degree in Physics and Masters in Management from University of Kolkata, India. She felt insecure and disappointed by the temporary nature of career, relationships, and human feelings. She started an active meditation practice in 2005 and went to Sarada Mission in…
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