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).
: 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.
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Class One: How the Sutra was Spoken and the Commentarial Tradition
Class Two: Emptiness and the Wish for Enlightenment
Class Three: Emptiness and the Bodies of a Buddha
Class Four: The Future of the Buddha’s Teaching
Class Five: Emptiness and Karma
Class Six: The Direct Perception of Emptiness
Class Seven: Emptiness and Destroying the Mental Afflictions
Class Eight: Emptiness and Paradise, Emptiness and Purification
Class Nine: Emptiness and the Perfection of Wisdom
Class Ten: How Empty Things Still Work
Class Eleven: Poem of Impermanence and Emptiness and Course Review