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The fifteen Formal Study Courses cover the main ideas of the entire course of study followed by a Tibetan monk-scholar (or geshe) at one of the great monasteries of Tibet. This course summarizes the great ideas of the ACI Course Six through Ten. The first half of each class in this course was taught by Geshe Michael and is available below. The second half of each class occurred in smaller study groups which were not recorded.

This course was taught by Geshe Michael Roach in New York, NY in the summer of 1999. All audio and reading materials are located below.

Course Materials

Course Materials

Transcript

Transcript

Audio

Class One: Emptiness and the Future of Tantra in America

Class Two: The Direct Perception of Emptiness and How to Make it Happen for Americans

Class Three: The Vows of a Bodhisattva, Part One

Class Four: The Vows of a Bodhisattva, Part Two

Class Five: Death and the Realms of Existence, Part One

Class Six: Death and the Realms of Existence, Part Two

Class Seven: Buddhist Discipline, Part One

Class Eight: Buddhist Discipline, Part Two

Class Nine: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part One

Class Ten: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part Two

Class Eleven: Course Review