The Handouts, prepared by Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, serve as the text for the Fall 2011 semester. Also below are links to CLASS NOTES/Partial Transcripts (DRAFT) of Truth of Suffering (prepared by Ven. Tenzin Nordron).
Handouts 1-9. Four Noble Truths - TRUTH of SUFFERING
2011 Handout 1 - Ornament for Clear Realization's two verse on Mahayana Practice Instructions; the Four Noble Truths; the TRUTH OF SUFFERING: Three Kinds of Feelings.
2011 Handout 2 - Six categories of Feelings. Three-fold Division of Suffering: Suffering of Suffering; Suffering of Change; Pervasive Compositional Suffering (cont. Handout 3).
NEW CORRECTED - 2011 Handout 3 - cont. Pervasive Compositional Suffering: Contaminated Five Aggregates. Four-fold & Eight-fold Categorization of Sufferings of Suffering: Five types of Sufferings of Birth (cont. on Handout 4).
2011 Handout 4 - Eight-fold Categorization of Suffering, cont.: Sufferings of Aging. Five Sufferings of Sickness.
2011 Handout 5 - Five Sufferings of Sickness, cont. 2-5. Five Contemplations of the Sufferings of Death. Five Contemplations of the Sufferings of Encountering what is Unpleasant - 1-2, cont. on Handout 6.
2011 Handout 6 - Five Contemplations of the Sufferings of Encountering what is Unpleasant, cont. 3-5. Five Contemplations of the Sufferings of Separation from what is Pleasant. Suffering of Not Getting What We Want. Five Contemplations of the Sufferings of Having the Five Aggregates - 1-3, (cont. in Handout 7.)
2011 Handout 7 - Sufferings of Having the Five Aggregates, cont. 4-5. Six-Fold Categorization of Suffering (cont. in Handouts 8 & 9): 1): 1) Suffering of Uncertainty.
2011 Handout 8 - cont. Six-Fold Categorization of Suffering: 2) Suffering of Insatiability. 3) Suffering of Having to Give up our Bodies Repeatedly. (cont. in Handout 9)
2011 Handout 9 - cont. Six-Fold Categorization of Suffering: 4) Suffering of Repeated Rebirth. 5) Suffering of Repeatedly Descending from High to Low. 6) Suffering of Having No Companions.