This course is an excellent overview of the entire Buddhist path; all subsequent courses elaborate upon the ideas presented in this course. This course is based upon The Three Principal Paths (Lamtso Namsum) by Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419), with the commentary of Pabongka Rinpoche (1878-1941).
This course was taught by Geshe Michael Roach in New York, NY in the summer of 1993. All audio and reading materials are located below.
Download all audio and course materials (.zip)
Class One: Overview and Lineage of the “Three Principal Paths”
Class Two: Mu-shi, Mu-sum; What is Buddha Nature?
Class Three: What is a Qualified Teacher?
Class Four: What is an Authentic Student and Authentic Dharma?
Class Five: What is Samsara and Renunciation?
Class Six: Four Principles of Karma & Six Problems of Human Life
Class Seven: Bodhichitta and its Benefits
Class Eight: How to Generate Bodhichitta
Class Nine: What is the Correct View of Emptiness?
Class Ten: Karma and Emptiness