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Online Course: Essence of Mahayana
8 video
8h59 min. 27 sec.

Online Course: Essence of Mahayana

LIVE ONLINE COURSE 30 June to 27 October – every Wednesday, 17:00 - 18:30 CEST* 


Translation: This course is held in English only

Dates of the sessions:
Wednesday 30 June 
Thursday* 8 July, Wednesday 14 July, Thursday* 22 July, Wednesday 28 July 
Wednesday 4, 11, 18, 25 August
Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 September
Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 October
*exceptionally two sessions will be held on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays. 

The recording of each session will be available at the bottom of this page for one week (ie until the beginning of the next session), starting 24h after the live session.

The sessions are held live on zoom.  You are asked to attend every session of the course.
Passcode:  231195

Course outline

Week 1 View, meditation, conduct and fruition 
Week 2 Differences between the foundation vehicle and Mahayana
Week 3 Understanding Bodhichitta, the entrance to Mahayana path
Week 4/5 Bodhicitta and the Bodhisattva vow         
Week 6 Mahayana ground: The two truths
Week 7/8 Mind is devoid of mind, the nature of mind is clear light
Week 9 Two truths according to philosophical traditions
Week 10 The view of the Cittamatra or mind only
Week 11/12 The view of the Madhyamaka
Week 13/14 Establishing emptiness according to the middle way - four/five logical arguments
Week 15/16 Six paramitas essence of Mahayana practice       
Week 17 The importance of Lojong
Week 18 The two obscurations and the two kayas

Reference Materials

1. The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion by Chogyam Trungpa
2. The Way of the Bodhisattvas by Shantideva 
3. Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech - Commentary to the Bodhicharyavatara by Khenpo Kunpel
4. Ascertaining the Three Vows by Ngari Panchen and Commentary by Dudjom Rinpoche
5. Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea: Verses in Praise of Bodhicitta by Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen

Online Course: Essence of Mahayana
8 video

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