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BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY, MODULE 1 - Christian Bernert

04/12/2020 18:46

Khenchen Sherab's Centers

STUDY PROGRAMS, IN ENGLISH, IN FRENCH, IN ITALIAN, IN DUTCH, JITSI, ON-LINE, ZOOM, ON-LINE ON ZOOM, ON-LINE ON JITSI, ON-LINE ON SKYPE, IN FRENCH, IN ITALIAN, IN ENGLISH,

BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY, MODULE 1 - Christian Bernert

20 MAR

BUILDING A ROADMAP FOR THE PATH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates:

Jan. 16: Buddhist Philosophy, part 1 (session 1 & 2)

Feb. 20: Buddhist Philosophy, part 1 (session 3 & 4)

Mar. 20: Buddhist Philosophy, part 1 (session 5 & 6) 


On-line course description

This course is the first module of an ongoing study program. (An outline of all the modules is at the bottom of this page.) To see where we are, to know where we are going, and to understand how we can get there, it is helpful to study the Buddha's teaching in a systematic way. This structured approach is the origin of the Abhidharma tradition.

In this course, we will follow a concise yet comprehensive text by the master Könchog Bang, summarizing the entire process in terms of ground, path and fruition. 

Schedule 

10.00 - 11.30 & 

14.00 - 15.30

Total: 9 hours

Textbook 

Khönchog Bang: Sun Rays Illuminating the Enumerations Summarizing the Common Vehicle

Language: EN

Available translations: FR, IT, DE (Zoom), NL (Jitsi)

 

Method 

6 sessions of 1h30 each = 9 hours

Course page:

  • Powerpoint slides
  • PDF readings
  • Links to videos and websites
  • Quizzes
  • Contemplative questions
  • Discussion forum

Suggested donation: 35 €/40 CHF.- (for 9 hours)

 


Register in advance for this course on Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from “Sakya Dharma Family Admin” with the Zoom link to participate (click “Click Here To Join”).


MODULE 1: 

1. Introduction – the traditions of Buddhist thought and practice

2. Samsara: the ground to be relinquished

The nature of samsara

The eighteen elements

The twelve sense bases

The five skandhas

How samsara comes to be: the 12 links

3. Buddha nature: the ground that is not to be relinquished
 

SESSION 1: Introduction & the traditions of Buddhist thought and practice

Unit 1: Introduction & overview

Unit 2: The traditions of Buddhist thought and practice

Unit 3: The traditions of Buddhist thought and practice

 

SESSION 2: The nature of samsara - 18 elements, 12 sense bases, 5 skandhas

Unit 1: The eighteen elements, the twelve sense bases & the five skandhas

Unit 2: Five Skandhas – form

 

SESSION 3: The nature of samsara - The five skandhas

Unit 1: Skandhas - sensations & perceptions

Unit 2: Skandhas - formations not associated with mind

Unit 3: Skandhas - formations associated with mind
 

SESSION 4: The nature of samsara - The five skandhas

Unit 1: Skandhas: formations associated with mind

Unit 2: Skandhas: formations associated with mind

Unit 3: Skandhas: consciousness
 

SESSION 5: The nature of samsara - How saṃsāra comes to be: the 12 links

Unit 1: links 1-6

Unit 2: links 7-12

Unit 3: links in forward and reverse order

 

SESSION 6: Buddha nature

Unit 1: Introduction: Buddha nature literature

Unit 2: Ground, path and result: the phases of buddha nature 

Unit 3: Summary & perspective for future courses


Module 2: The paths for the individual of inferior and intermediate scope

The path for the individual of inferior scope: view and practice

The path for the individual of intermediate scope (Shravakayana) 

View

Three Trainings 

Four Noble Truths

 

Module 3: The path for the individual of great scope (Mahayana)

View

Bodhicitta

Practice of Bodhicitta

Conduct

 

Module 4: FRUITION OF THE PATH

Temporary results 

Ultimate results

Kayas 

Qualities

Wisdoms

Activities 


Christian Bernert

has been studying and practicing Buddhism under the guidance of Khenchen Amipa Rinpoche since 1999. Since 2001 he studied Buddhist philosophy and practice at the annual summer programs of the International Buddhist Academy (IBA) in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 2009 he graduated from the University of Vienna where he studied Religion, Tibetology and Buddhist Studies. From 2009 to 2013 Christian acted as the program coordinator for the translator training at IBA. In 2010, he established the Chödung Karmo Translation Group together with Khenpo Ngawang Jorden and Lama Rinchen Gyaltsen, with the aim of translating important texts of the Sakya tradition. Another project Christian holds dear is the Bodhisvara website, launched together with Prof. Kashinath in 2015. The aim of Bodhisvara is to uphold the tradition of the recitation of important Buddhist works in Sanskrit. 

Christian moved to Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2015, where he continues to work on translations and other Dharma projects in cooperation with the International Buddhist Academy in Nepal and under the auspices of the Khenchen Appey Foundation. He regularly teaches Tibetan language, Buddhist theory and practice, and continues to study and practice under the guidance of his teachers, mainly form the Sakya tradition.

 

Translations (English and German):

2017 Rongtön Sheja Künrig. Adorning Maitreya’s Intent. Arriving at the View of Nonduality: a commentary on the Madhyāntavibhāga, Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes. Boulder: Shambhala Publications

2017 Befreiung von den Vier Anhaftungen:Tiefgründige Geistesschulung in der Tradition des Bodhisattva Manjushri. Bad Gams: Sakya Tsechen Changchub Ling

2014 Khenchen Appey Rinpoche. Cultivating a Heart of Wisdom. Oral Instructions on the Mind Training in Seven Points. Kathmandu: Vajra Books Publications.

2014 The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra, 84000 (www.84000.co), in cooperation with Julia Stenzel. 

2013 The Sūtra on Impermanence, 84000 (www.84000.co).

2011 The Sūtra on Reliance upon a Spiritual Friend. 84000 (www.84000.co).

 

Other publications:

2016 A brief introduction to Buddhism and the Sakya tradition. Kathmandu: International Buddhist Academy.

2016 The Meditator’s Nest Vol. 2, A Mahayana Meditation Manual. Kathmandu: Vajra Publications.

2013 For the love of the world - Why being vegetarian makes so much more sense. In: The Times of Lowo, Vol. 2, 53-58. 

 

E-publications: 

2016 Lojong - The Mind Training App (iOS/Android)

2015 Bodhisvara, Resounding Sanskrit Buddhist Literature, www.bodhisvara.com

2010 Chödung Karmo Translation Group, www.chodungkarmo.org


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