Next week's class, "Good Life & Good Death," centers on karma and reincarnation. "People in the West think karma is some kind of savings bank a cosmic thing, like a tree is meant to fall on your head," says Kirchner. "We overmystify it, because it's pretty straightforward cause-and-effect. And reincarnation is not what people normally think. It's not, like, I'm going to wake up one day and say I used to be Cleopatra."
The final two outings, "Odyssey to Freedom" and "The Three Principles of the Path," look at the 14th-century teachings of Tibetan Buddhist Je Tsongkhapa and his moral code of discipline. "You can come hear about it [today], try to make sense of it, and decide why you agree or don't agree with it," says Kirchner.
Sun., May 28, 1-2:30 p.m.