With Claire Villarreal

The Four Noble Truths: The Heart Of The Dharma

If you’ve been meditating or practicing yoga for a while and want to know what comes next on the spiritual path, Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths are a natural next step. Whether you’re Buddhist, spiritual but not religious, or “Buddhi-curious,” the timeless truths of Buddha’s first teaching can transform your heart and mind.


The Buddhist tradition has centuries of wisdom to offer — whether you’re a dharma practitioner, a spiritual seeker, or even a follower of a different spiritual tradition.

It can be difficult to get started learning about or meditating in the Buddhist tradition, this course is made to make it as easy as possible to learn and be confident that you understand the teachings.

This course brings you teachings, guided meditations, reflection prompts, and other resources — all delivered to your inbox every couple of days for two weeks. For free. Why not deepen your spiritual journey today?

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Buddhist basics
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Ancient Teachings

The Four Noble Truths were Buddha’s first teaching, and they’re the foundation for all schools of Buddhism.

Guided Meditations

When you put them into practice, the teachings can transform your life.

Resources you can use
Books, YouTube videos, podcast episodes, all are delivered to your inbox so it’s easy to complete the course.

Howdy, I’m Claire


Meditator. Educator. Nerd.

I’ve been wondering about the nature of reality most of my life and practicing various forms of Buddhism since 1997.  I’ve meditated my way around India, Nepal, and Thailand, with pilgrimages to Tibet.  I’ve been practicing Buddhism since 1997, teaching meditation since 2004, completed a PhD on Tibetan Buddhism and contemplative ways of knowing in 2015 at Rice University, worked for Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism, and am now a digital nomad and meditation instructor.  Things that blow my mind include science, great storytelling, and Spinning.


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