Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Principal Teachings of Buddhism with Hector Marcel // Every Thursday 7:30 - 9:30pm for 12 weeks, begins Mar 24!
Asian Classic Institue Course 1: The Principal Teachings of Buddhism
Level One of the Steps to Buddhahood (Lam Rim)
Every Thursday 7:30 - 9:30pm for 12 weeks, begins Mar 24!
This Course is an excellent overview of the entire Buddhist path; all subsequent Courses elaborate upon the ideas presented in this Course. This Course is based upon The Three Principal Paths (Lamtso Namsum) by Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419), with the commentary of Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941). Topics include: what is a qualified teacher, how to take a lama, what is Buddha nature, what is authentic Dharma, what are samsara and renunciation, the principles of karma, the problems of human life, bodhichitta and its benefits, how to generate bodhichitta, the two levels of reality, what is the correct view of emptiness according to each of the four schools of thought, and the relationship between karma and emptiness.
Class will be broadcast live on ustream.