THE ASIAN CLASSICS INSTITUTE
Course I: The Principal Teachings of Buddhism
Level One of The Steps to Buddhahood (Lam Rim)
FREE 11 week course
Sundays September 7th to November 23rd 11am to 1pm
(September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, (skip 12) 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23)
This class was originally taught by Geshe Michael Roach in 1993. It based on the Tibetan monastic teachings of the Gelug lineage (This is the lineage of the Dalai Lama.) This course is an excellent overview of the entire Buddhist path. In this course we will study material from The Three Principal Paths (Lamtso Namsum) by Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419), using the commentary of Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941).
Key Topics: lam rim, characteristics of a qualified teacher, characteristics of authentic teaching, qualities of a Buddha, qualities of a good student, samsara, eight worldly thoughts, bodhichitta, correct view, principles of karma, no-self, renunciation, two truths, meaning of interdependence, mahamudra, and more.
The Three Principal Paths (Lam-stzo rnam-gsum) by Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419)
The Key that Unlocks the Door to the Noble Path (Lam bzang sgo ‘byed) written by Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941), a commentary upon the Three Principal Paths
Cost: FREE, texts included
The Enlightenment & Simple Living Institute
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