ACI Course 12: Bodhisattva’s Way of Life – Part 3 of 3
Weekends: November 10-12 & 17-19, 2017
ACI Course 12 is the third in a three-part series based on “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” (Bodhisattvacharya Avatara) by Master Shantideva (700 AD), and the commentary “Entry Point for Children of the Victorious Buddhas” (Gyalse Juk-ngok) by Gyaltsab Je (1364-1432).
Topics include: An explanation of the perfection of wisdom; the purpose and benefit of realizing emptiness; how to perceive emptiness directly; proofs of emptiness; the two types of emptiness; the emptiness of the body; the emptiness of the mind; the emptiness of feelings; the emptiness of functioning things; the emptiness of the three elements; wrong ideas about emptiness; the meaning of illusion; dependent origination; the two truths; the nature of ultimate reality; wrong ideas we have about existence; kinds of mental afflictions; the six steps which produce all the pain in the world; the five heaps; the three types of compassion; the importance of requesting blessings; the importance of dedicating good deeds; and how to reach nirvana and enlightenment.
It is recommended, but not required that you study Parts I & II prior to studying Part III.
In keeping with the ACI lineage, all teachings are offered free of charge. Accommodations are offered at a modest rate. Questions? Contact our Program Director:
Fridays, November 10 & 17, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Sundays, November 12 & 19, 2017 12:00Noon
Proposed Weekend Schedule*
*Group Yoga and Group Meditation offered upon request.