This Course is based upon The Ornament of Realizations (Abhisamaya Alamkara) of Maitreya and Master Asanga (350 AD), with a monastic commentary by Master Kedrup Tenpa Dargye (1493-1568).

Topics include: what is the perfection of wisdom, what is refuge, the objects of refuge, the reasons for taking Buddhist refuge, the qualities of a Buddha, the different types of bodhichitta, what is nirvana, the divisions of nirvana, five different proofs that emptiness is the ultimate nature of reality, and the five paths which lead to full enlightenment. 

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Class One: Perfection of Wisdom and the Three Jewels

Class Two: Five Divisions of Refuge and Eight Qualities of a Buddha

Class Three: Bodhichitta and the Mind

Class Four: Classifications of Bodhichitta

Class Five: Definition of Nirvana, Part One

Class Six: Divisions of Nirvana, Part Two

Class Seven: Proof of Emptiness

Class Eight: Five Proofs of Emptiness

Class Nine: Proof of Emptiness: One or Many?

Class Ten: Who is Maitreya?

Class Eleven: Course Review