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The Principal Teachings of Buddhism ~ Asian Classics Institute Course I

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Begins Wednesday, February 25th, 7:30-9pm, 12 weeks.

Je TsongkapaThis is the first in a series of Formal Study Courses that cover the basic core of information that a Geshe (Doctor of Philosophy) learns over 20 years at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery.  The essence of the Six Great Books of Buddhism has been condensed into 18 ACI Formal Study Courses, which are designed as a a teacher training program.

Course 1:  The Principal Teachings of Buddhism, provides an overview of the entire Buddhist path and all subsequent Courses elaborate upon the ideas presented here.  It 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.

Teacher:  John Stilwell
Location:  The Three Jewels, NYC. 61 4th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Contact: to register.  Registration is completely free, but donations are encouraged.

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