Monday, April 08, 2013

Spring 2013 - First Class - Introduction to Course/Subject Matter

Download PDF's of Class Handouts and MP3 Tracks from the 1st class of Spring 2013 term held on Monday, April 8.

Geshe Kelsang Wangmo follows the Tibetan Monastic tradition of presenting a review of the material covered in prior terms of this Perfection of Wisdom course.  For further information on these topics, please look at prior term's blog posts.  Reviewing the blog posts of the first and second classes of the Spring 2012 term (as well as similar posts for other terms) and related Handouts, transcripts and MP3's may be relevant to your studies.

DOWNLOAD Handouts - text for Class 1:

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.

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)

ALL SPRING 2013 PDF Handouts are HERE.

Track 1 - Background of Perfection of Wisdom class procedures: timings, texts, review sessions, senior students, etc.etc.

Track 2 - Introduction to course Subject:  HANDOUT 1 - Three Wheels of of Buddha's Philosophical Teachings. Second Wheel teaches Objective Buddha Nature, some Third Wheel sutras teach the Subjective Buddha Nature.  *Listen to Track 5 for more on these two aspects of Buddha Nature.

Track 3 - Intro, cont.:  HANDOUT 1 - Tibetan monastic studies focus on Perfection of Wisdom Sutras to study all of Buddha's teachings. Introduce Maitreya's Ornament for Clear Realizations / Abhisamayalamkara, a commentary on the Hidden meaning of the Second Wheel Sutras.  Review portion of Ornament studied in prior years of this course: Title.  HANDOUT 2 - Translators' Homages, three types of Buddhist Faith.

Track 4 - Intro, cont.:  HANDOUT 2 - Maitreya's Homage to the Three Knowers, the Mothers of the Four Aryas. Panchen Sonam Drakpa. Maitreya's Purpose for composing the Ornament.  HANDOUT 3 - Summary (i.e., the Table of Contents), Paths - mental states derived from meditation.

Track 5 - Intro, cont.:  HANDOUT 3 - Contents: Eight Clear Realizations, Seventy Topics.

Q&A re Objective Mind (Perfection of Wisdom Sutras) & Subjective Mind (Tathagatagarba Sutra).

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This is the 1st class of the Spring 2013 term the Perfection of Wisdom course
which addresses 8th-10th sub-topics of the 2nd Topic
(Mahayana Practice Instructions) of Chapter 1 of Maitreya's
Ornament for Clear Realizations - Abhisamayalamkara.

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