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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.
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 Ornament: 1. 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.
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.