The subject matter continues the Perfection of Wisdom studies based upon Maitreya's Ornament for Clear Realizations [Abhisamayalamkara] with the next topic of Chapter 1: REFUGE.
Weekly Class Schedule:
4:00 - 5:30 pm
in IBD's Prayer Hall
Up the first set of Stairs (to the Right)
inside the main Temple Gate.
announced after classes begin.
Text: Geshe Wangmo prepares handouts for the topics raised in each class (which include translated excerpts from commentaries that are not available in English).
Bit of Caution: This course is an English language presentation of Geshe studies curricula taught in monasteries (e.g., IBD, Drepung Loseling). This course is challenging and presumes a familiarity with prerequisite course studies (the Collected Topics, Mind & Awareness, Tenets), and the three years of this course material that have occurred to date.
You are welcome to attend a few sessions to assess whether the the course is suitable for you; however, please do not interrupt the flow of the classroom presentation with too many questions about background material. One function of the course's Discussion Group is to answer such questions (as well as to review new material presented in class).
First Dharma/Topic - Bodhicitta
Conventional Truth & Ultimate Truth
The Spring 2012 semester will conclude when heavy monsoon rains drive away most students (probably in July).