Buddhism and Comedy: A Four-Part Workshop
It’s Funny Because It’s True: Exploring the Buddhist Truth of Suffering through Comedy
Wednesdays; May 7, 2014
6:00 - 8:00pm
The first noble truth in Buddhism claims that stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction are fundamental to the human condition. Any good comedian knows this and that making jokes about these feelings usually gets big laughs. Humor helps us confront the awkward fact that suffering, referred to as “du?kha” by Buddhists, is unavoidable in life. In this course, we explore how comedy can help us better understand the nature of suffering and how Buddhist teachings not only help us to identify the causes of suffering but how we can eradicate them from our lives.