Re: [Buddhism_101] Tashi Delek
The course consists of 14 modules, and it is generally considered a 2 year long course.
The first module is ' The Mind and it's Potential" . It includes various meditations and helps me to do a daily practice. Through the clear explanations I am able to better understand the actual meditation practices.
I choose to go this route because currently I live about 100 miles from a center where I can get direct teachings.
The course provides a variety of readings, and also has recommendations as well. Some of the recommended readings I have read and they aare excellent. For example; "Open Heart, Clear Mind" by Thubten Chodron. A very good place to start.
I have been studying Buddhism for about 7 years now but I have had a hard time, without a teacher, understanding the actual practice, this course appears to be helping me with that aspect.
The Website to read more about the course is www.fmpt.org . It is a wonderful site and has many links as well.
Glad to hear from you.
Love and Peace,