Mindfulness Meditation Centers has condensed the essence of the The School of the Elders (Theravada) and the 5 Great Books of The Great Vehicle of Buddhism (Mahayana) into a series of 18 Formal Study Courses. Michael Gregory will teach these courses in Colorado and Florida over a period of six years starting in November 2017. These online courses will allow anyone to be able to pursue a comprehensive Buddhist education wherever they are, and at their own pace and commitment level.
We look forward to you joining us on this contemplative and compassionate path.
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The following topics will be taught over the next six years and recorded in high resolution. The course topics will become links when they are available for enrollment.:
COURSE 2: Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment The Stages to Enlightenment (Lam Rim)
COURSE 3: The Ornament of Clear Realization - step by step instructions on realizing emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality
COURSE 4: Utilizing our Ancient Texts, How to Meditate
COURSE 5: Buddhist Logic and Perception (Pramana) - Making Sense of Future Lives, Rebirth and Not-Self
COURSE 6: What Karma Is and Isn't and How it Works (Chapter Four of the Abhidharma)
COURSE 7: How to Enter Into and Maintain Deep States of Concentration Meditation and Absorption
COURSE 8: The Precepts and the Bodhisattva Vows
COURSE 9: How to Properly Die and the Different Realms of Existence
COURSE 10: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Middle-Way Philosophy (Madhyamika Prasangika)
COURSE 11: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part II Middle-Way Philosophy (Madhyamika Prasangika)
COURSE 12: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part III Middle-Way Philosophy (Madhyamika Prasangika)
COURSE 13: Advanced Meditation: Distilling The Essence of Mind (Mahamudra and Dzogchen)
COURSE 14: Lojong, Developing the Good Heart
COURSE 15: The Path From Realization to Enlightenment (The Abhisamayalamkara)
COURSE 16: Teacher Training: Review of Courses 1-5
COURSE 17: Teacher Training: Review of Courses 6-10
COURSE 18: Review of Courses 11-15
Frequently Asked Questions:
A: As with all MMC programs, this course is offered by generosity only. That means there is no fee, but there will be a donation button on the course’s website if you wish to offer support for the teachers and the program. This is available due to the sustained membership of the larger MMC community. When you register for the course you will be given the option to make a donation.
A: Yes, and we encourage you to do so.