Foundations of Buddhist Philosophy
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How to live a good life, from a Buddhist Perspective. The Five Precepts, from a Tibetan Tantric Perspective.
This course on Buddhist Ethics goes through the Five Buddhist Precepts. The five precepts form the basis of a Buddhist way of life and the vows that Buddhists Seek to follow. The Five Precepts are a discipline of freedom, honor, and precision that cover the potent themes of life from the extraordinary perspective of non-duality.
Topics covered in this course include
- Buddhist theories about vegetarian lifestyle vs. meat-eating,
- Buddhist perspectives on alcohol and drug use,
- Conscious use of sexual energy, Buddhist philosophy about desire
- Handling resources, money and spirituality
- Honesty, and the speech that takes us beyond confusion.
*Completion of Buddhist Ethics is required for:
- Vajrayana Training
- Meditation Instructor Training Certification
- Vajra Sangha Membership
- Ngakpa Training
OVERVIEW OF SELF-PACED COURSEWORK
Buddhist Ethics 1: Introduction to Vows and Codes: the 5 precepts, the 3 vows, codes of conduct, and principles of integrity
Buddhist Ethics 2: Introduction to the 5 Precepts & Precept 1- Doing No Harm
Buddhist Ethics 3: Introduction to the Precept of Non-harming
Is killing ever justified? Buddhist stories and history that give perspective on this issue
Buddhist Ethics 4: Introduction to the Precept of Not Taking What is Not Freely Given – Overview of the precept, systems of exploitation, Tibetan cultures, and practices.
Buddhist Ethics 5: Sexual Misconduct – making sense of different viewpoints.
How to have integrity in one’s sexuality from various Buddhist perspectives.
Buddhist Ethics 6: The Story of the Lying Mahasiddha
Buddhist Ethics 7: Vow of Speech – Speech with Integrity
How to use speech for non-harm and liberation, and how to abandon false speech.
Buddhist Ethics 8: False Speech Addendum
Speaking up in the face of abuse, divisive speech, speaking up and out. An Addendum to The Fourth Precept.
Buddhist Ethics 9: Precept Against Intoxicants – Avoiding the Demented State
How to remain stable in the unaltered state, and discussion on addictions.
Buddhist Ethics 10: A Review – Underlying Principles Behind Buddhist Ethics
SCHEDULE OF TRAINING – LIVE CLASSES
Live Introduction with Pema Khandro
Wed Jan 25th – 5pm pacific | 8pm eastern
Focus Groups with Aruna Rig’dzin and Dr. Satya
Mondays – Jan 30 + Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
1-1:30pm PT / 4-4:30pm
Focus Groups offer review and discussion of self-paced coursework and time for fostering community connections.
This is an open teaching, there are no prerequisites required to access this course.
Regular Tuition: $108
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