ACI Course 01: The Principal Teachings of Buddhism (1993, New York)

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.

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Course Materials

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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

Class Eleven: Course Review