Enlightened Beings: Life Stories from the Ganden Oral Tradition with Prof. Jan Willis

In this course, Jan Willis will explore the ideas of “enlightenment,” of rNam thar (or “liberation life story”), and the life stories of the first six enlightened beings to have gained liberation through a new practice tradition crafted by Tsonkhapa, founder of the Gelukpa, or Ganden, school of Tibetan Buddhism.

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An Extensive Commentary on the Middle Way: Based on Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way and Lama Tsong Khapa’s Illuminating the Intent with Ven. George Churinoff

This months-long course is a detailed discourse on Nagarjuna's teachings of the Middle Way by means of Chandrakirti's Auto-Commentary to Entering the Middle Way and Lama Tsong Khapa's Illuminating the Intent of the Middle Way.

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Accomplishing the Supreme Aim: Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Chapters 9 (Pt. 2) & 10 with Don Handrick

Shantideva elucidates the way to develop this transcendent wisdom in the latter portion of the ninth chapter, and then concludes the text with a beautiful and inspiring chapter of heartfelt prayers and dedications for attaining this result.

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