A teaching that Geshe Michael gave back in 1998 during a teaching trip to Mongolia. It was a class about what an Enlightened Being, or Buddha, is like. Geshe Michael goes into detail explaining the four parts, or what’s sometimes described as the four bodies of a Buddha. This teaching places special emphasis on the Emanation Body, or the part of a Buddha which has the ability to take countless forms to help all living beings in exactly the way that would help us the most.
For more detail about this topic, you can view these related courses on The Knowledge Base:
Me As Buddha: What Will I Be Like? (2012, New York, Geshe Michael Roach)
What exactly will I be like, when I turn into a Buddha? Can I still relate to friends and family? Will my favorite pair of jeans still fit? During this special teaching by Geshe Michael Roach you’ll find out exactly what we’ll be like when we get to this highest goal. You’ll hearing about the Four Forms and the Five Wisdoms of a Buddha—the body and mind that we will have when we Get There—and just how, in practical terms, this will change our life on this planet.
ACI Course 06: The Diamond-Cutter Sutra (1995, New York, Geshe Michael Roach)
This Course is based upon the Diamond Cutter Sutra (Vajrachedika) by Shakyamuni Buddha, along with the only known native Tibetan commentary, by Chone Lama Drakpa Shedrup (1675-1748).
Topics include: how the direct perception of emptiness is accomplished, what happens after the direct perception of emptiness, how understanding emptiness leads to the destruction of mental afflictions, how the direct perception of emptiness leads to full enlightenment and paradise, emptiness and the two extremes, how empty things function, emptiness and purification, the relationship between emptiness and karma, emptiness and the bodies of a Buddha, what is non-duality, how a bodhisattva should live, the future of Buddha’s teachings, and the perfection of wisdom.