Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Handouts & Class Notes - SPRING 2013

Below are links to Handouts & Chart(s) that serve as the text for the first topics of the SPRING term of the Perfection of Wisdom Course.  

The Handouts that are posted here are prepared by Geshe Kelsang Wangmo.  **Links to CLASS NOTES/Partial Transcript (DRAFTS) are  posted below the Handouts.

Every individual Class Blog Post has links to the MP3 files of the class as well as to any PDF materials related to that class.

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.]


Charts

2013 Spring Chart 1 - Ten Bhumis (Grounds) - Seven Pure & Three Impure Bhumis of the Two Arya Paths.

2013 Spring Chart 2 - Eight Meditative Absorptions & Afflictions that: (1) temporarily are eliminated by preparatory stage of the meditative absorption & (2) arise when the meditative absorption is attained (and no higher meditative absorption is attained)

2013 Spring Chart 3 - 81 Types of Innate Afflictions (of the Desire, Form & Formless Realms

2013 Spring Charts 4-8 -  Chart 4 - Mundane Afflictions Temporarily Eliminated by Mundane Uninterrupted Paths.  Chart 5 - Mundane & Supramundane Afflictions Irrevocably Eliminated by Supramundane Uninterrupted Paths.  Chart 6 - Mundane Uninterrupted Paths that Temporarily Eliminate Mundane Innate Afflictions.  Chart 7 - Supramundane Uninterrupted Paths that Irrevocably Eliminate Supramundane Innate Afflictions.  Chart 8 - Supramundane Uninterrupted Paths that Irrevocably Eliminate Mundane Innate Afflictions.

2013 Spring Chart 9 - Abiders in the Result of Stream-Enterer (Gradual Attainers & Simultaneous Eliminators) -

2013 Spring Charts 10-11 - Chart 10 - Abiders in the Result of Non-Returner.  Chart 11 - Abiders in the Result of Foe-Destroyer.

Handouts 1-40

2013 Spring Handout 1 - Introductory Background to Course: Three Wheels of Dharma; Ornament for Clear Realizations.

2013 Spring Handout 2 - Ornament for Clear Realizations - Translator's Homage; Maitreya's Homage and its Meaning, Maitreya's Purpose for composing the Ornament.  [Revised version 4/10/13]

2013 Spring Handout 3 - Summary (i.e., Contents) of Ornament: Eight Clear Realizations. Thirteen Verses listing its 70 Topics. Chapter 1: Topics 1-8 (of its Ten Topics)

2013 Spring Handout 4 - Intro-review of Chapter 1, cont., Topics 9 & 10.  Ch.1 Topic 1 - Bodhicitta:  Two Aspirations.

2013 Spring Handout 5 - Ch. 1, Topic 2 - Ten Mahayana Practice Instructions: (1)-(8) were subjects of Spring 2011-Fall 2012 terms. (9) & (10) - Path of Seeing and Path of Meditation are first set of subjects for Spring 2013; preliminary subject: the Five Paths of Hinayana & Mahayana.  Revision posted 4/20/13.

2013 Spring Handout 6 - Five Paths of Hinayana & Mahayana, Chart. Afflictive Obstructions (Intellectually Acquired & Innate) & Cognitive Obstructions.  Revision posted 4/20/13.

2013 Spring Handout 7 - Afflictive Obstructions & their Seeds, cont.  Cognitive Obstructions - Imprints (not Seeds) of the Afflictions.  Chart:  Mahayana Arya Path Bhumis & Obstructions eliminated thereon.  Mahayana Path of Accumulation:  Causal Awareness required to generate Bodhicitta:  1) Awareness that aspires for Liberation; 2) Equanimity.

2013 Spring Handout 8 - Mahayana Path of Accumulation, cont.:  Causal Awareness required to generate Bodhicitta:  2) Equanimity – necessary prerequisite to generate Bodhicitta with Seven-fold Cause & Effect instructions and Equalizing & Exchanging Self for Others - techniques that can generate other requisite minds, e.g.:  3) Affectionate Love; 4) Great Compassion; 5) Altruistic Attitude; 6) Aspiration to Benefit Others.  Bodhicitta on the Path of Accumulation: dormant & manifold, in continua of Bodhisattvas and Buddhas (on the Fifth Mahayana Path); Aspiration and Engaging Bodhicitta.  Three levels of Mahayana Path of Accumulation:  1) Small, 2) Middling.

2013 Spring Handout 9 - Mahayana Path of Accumulation, cont.:  Middling & Great levels.  Chart - three levels of Path of Accumulation.  Mahayana Path of Preparation:  Four levels, each with three subdivisions (Small, Middling, Great) introduction.

2013 Spring Handout 10 - Mahayana Path of Preparation's Four Levels, cont.:  1) Heat, 2) Peak, 3) Forbearance, 4) Supreme Dharma.  Chart:  Mundane, Arya & Supramundane Paths.  Four types of Misperception re Four types of Conceptual Consciousnesses that grasp at True Existence.

2013 Spring Handout 11 - Path of Preparation.

2013 Spring Handout 12 - Path of Seeing.

2013 Spring Handout 13 - Path of Seeing.

2013 Spring Handout 14 - Path of Seeing.

2013 Spring Handout 15 - Path of Seeing. Path of Meditation.

2013 Spring Handout 16 - Path of Meditation.

2013 Spring Handout 17 - Path of Meditation.

2013 Spring Handout 18 - Path of Meditation.

2013 Spring Handout 19 - Path of Meditation. Path of No-More-Learning.

2013 Spring Handout 20 - Madhyamika-Svatantrika: 1. Afflictive Obstructions.

2013 Spring Handout 21 - Madhyamika Svatantrika: 2. Cognitive Obstructions; 3. Elimination of Afflictive & Cognitive Obstructions & 4. Emptiness [contrasted with Madhyamika Prasangika].

2013 Spring Handout 22 - Madhyamika Svatantrika: 5. The Two Truths [contrasted with Madhyamika Prasangika].  Path of Meditation - Descriptions from Haribhadra, Je Tsong Khapa, Gyaltsab Je Commentaries on the Ornament1. Nature of the Path that is the object of meditation.  2. Refuting Others' Arguments.

2013 Spring Handout 23 - The Twenty Sangha:  Hinayana Path of Accumulation; Hinayana Path of Preparation; Hinayana Path of Meditation.

2013 Spring Handout 24 - Twenty Sangha:  Hinayana Path of No More Learning; Objects of Elimination on the Superior Paths

2013 Spring Handout 25 - Twenty Sangha:  Cont., Eight Meditative Absorptions.

2013 Spring Handout 26 - Twenty Sangha: Nine Levels of the Three Realms, Cultivation of the Eight Meditative Absorptions.

2013 Spring Handout 27 - Twenty Sangha:  Cont., Eight Meditative Absorptions.

2013 Spring Handout 28 - Twenty Sangha:  Cont., Eight Meditative Absorptions.

2013 Spring Handout 29 - Twenty Sangha:  Cont., Eight Meditative Absorptions.

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NOTES - Class 6 (April 22) - Handouts 8 & 9.
NOTES - Class 7 (April 24) - Handouts 9 & 10. 
    

Rough drafts of notes/partial transcripts of Spring 2013 Classes on  
Perfection of Wisdom Course topics from Chapter 1 of the Ornament for Clear Realizations, second topic - Ten Pratice Instructions, Topics (8)  Path of Seeing & (9) Path of Meditation, offered for what they are worth, will be posted here as they become available.


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4 comments:

Nordron said...

The links here work now. Apologies if you tried before - i'd noted the errors, fixed them but must not have propeerly saved them. 'If at first . . .'

Special K said...

Sorry to be a pain. Is it possible to have a RAR/ZIP link so we can download multiple files at once?

Many thanks. Wonderful course!

Boyce Teoh said...

Hi, Thanks for everything! Link to file 22 actually links to file 21

Nordron said...

Thank you, Boyce Teoh. I see that very unfortunately, that file was not uploaded to the server. I will locate it and upload it "soon".