Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Handouts & Class Notes - Truth of Suffering - Fall 2011 Classes

Below are links to Handouts 1-9 for the Fall term of the Perfection of Wisdom Course topic:  the Four Noble Truths.  Handouts 1-9 cover the First Noble Truth - the TRUTH of SUFFERING, which was the subject of the first * Classes held September 12-, 2011.  Click on TRUTH of ORIGINATION for Handouts on the Second Noble Truth.

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).

Please note:  Even though the Creative Commons logo copyright logo does not appear on the downloadable Charts and Handouts, they are also covered by Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs" Copyright.  [See right hand column.]

Handouts 1-9Four 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 FeelingsThree-fold Division of SufferingSuffering of Suffering; Suffering of Change; Pervasive Compositional Suffering (cont. Handout 3).

NEW CORRECTED - 2011 Handout 3 - cont. Pervasive Compositional Suffering: Contaminated Five AggregatesFour-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 PleasantSuffering 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.

CLASS NOTES/partial transcripts  

Rough drafts of class notes/partial transcripts of Classes on the First Noble Truth of Suffering - offered for what they are worth - are posted here as they  become available. 
(If you are interested in assisting in proofing/editing, contact Ven. Tenzin Nordron.)

If any of the links do not work, please leave a comment or notify us by e-mail.


Pema-Karen said...

Thank you, Nordron, for your efforts in making Ven Kelsan Wongmo classes available to students who are unable to attend classes. I so much appreciate being able to keep up with the classes I've missed. Hope to be back in class, soon. Peace, Pema-Karen

Shahar said...

Thank you so much for making these available to us! :)

I don't know if it's just something on my end, but i can't seem to be able to open handouts 1-8 for truth of suffering, 9 onwards open fine - any help would be greatly appreciated!

many thanks

nordron said...

Shahar - as I noted on the blog in March 2012 post, I've been ill since October 2011. The very acute phase ended at the end of 2011 although I'm still not what I would call 'well'. For that and some tech reasons, I hadn't been on the blog until March and I just noticed your Comment. Please accept my apologies.

Nonetheless, I've just checked every link for download on this page, and they all work. So presumably the problem was at your end. If you still can't download or find other links that are not working, please let me know by email.