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ACI Foundation Course 2: Buddhist Refuge

Maitreya, The Future Buddha

Accurately taking refuge in the Buddha is said to be the one single act that makes any person a Buddhist. And so the next ACI course explores how we do this: how we seek protection from the pain of life, within our heart. Incidentally we cover other important ideas of Buddhism associated with refuge: the Wish for enlightenment, the bodhisattva, nirvana, emptiness, and Buddhahood itself.This course is founded in the fourth topic—the Perfection of Wisdom—and includes readings from commentaries upon the Jewel of Realizations composed by the future Buddha, Maitreya (shown here), with Arya Asanga (c. 350AD). These commentaries were written by Kedrup Tenpa Dargye (1493-1568), an esteemed author of textbooks for the geshe curriculum at Sera Mey Tibetan Monastery.

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Reading Materials

Course Materials – ACI Foundation Course 2: Buddhist Refuge

Answer Keys

Selections from Overview of the Perfection of Wisdom, composed by Kedrup Tenpa Dargye

Selections from Analysis of the Perfection of Wisdom, composed by Kedrup Tenpa Dargye

Essay: A Summary of the 18 Foundation Courses of the Asian Classics Institute

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Class Videos

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Teacher Training Class Videos

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