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  • vorian@mail.com
    I also agree that the fpmt course is better for beginners, I was just trying to offer some options for those reading this. K/ ... From: dharmascribe2003
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 2, 2004
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      I also agree that the fpmt course is better for beginners, I was just trying to offer some options for those reading this.
      K/
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "dharmascribe2003" <dharmascribe2003@...>
      Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 14:21:13 -0000
      To: Buddhism_101@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Buddhism_101] Re: Home study/correspondence course

      > Yes, it does cost, but not very much...about $60 per module. For
      > that you get 6-8 CDs of teachings, 2-4 CDs of meditations, a sheaf
      > of reading material, personal assessment, guidance whenever you need
      > it, an on-line bulletin board...on and on. It's an unbelievable
      > bargain, and I believe paying at least a nominal amount somehow
      > makes you a little more committed than doing just something for free
      > that you can drop at any time (this, of course, varies with the
      > individual--perhaps I'm just talking about me!). I'm quite familiar
      > with the ACIP course and I think that the FPMT one has a much better
      > structure, especially for beginners.
      >
      > http://www.fpmt.org/dbhome/default.asp
      >
      > Anyway, I don't want to get into a big argument over this...it's
      > great that there are various paths and methods available to suit the
      > different minds of various people. Testament to the Buddha's great
      > skill as a teacher and our previous lives' hard work in making a
      > connection to the Dharma for us in this life.
      >
      >
      > --- In Buddhism_101@yahoogroups.com, vorian@m... wrote:
      > > dharmascribe,
      > > Yes, this is a great course, but it does cost.
      > > For those that want to get deeper into Tibetan Buddhism,
      > (actually, it covers the Hinayana and Mahayana aspcts of Vajrayana
      > Buddhism) a very good course is set out by Geshe Michael Roach and
      > The Asian Classics Institute at http://www.world-view.org To those
      > that are interested, you can check it out. If it gets too deep for
      > what you are looking for, you can drop it because it's free. Either
      > read pdf files and listen to lectures on Realplayer or download pdfs
      > and mp3s. You can, also, send for the course in it's entirety for a
      > modest sum. Warning, this does discuss basic Buddhist tenets in
      > their entirety and follows the Lam Rim, the Abidharma, and the
      > Prajna Paramita. Though the lineage I follow is a somewhat
      > different track than the Geluk, I have found this course extremely
      > informative and helpful and the separation of the two lineages not a
      > problem.
      > > Like most things, the more you learn about Buddhism, the more you
      > realize you don't understand. That is why a personal
      > teacher/lama/guru is a necessity. Even courses like this do not
      > discuss much of what is Tantric Buddhism, and shouldn't. These are
      > things that should only be given to students when they are ready,
      > and in person.
      > >
      > > Ken/
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "dharmascribe2003" <dharmascribe2003@y...>
      > > Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2004 22:52:38 -0000
      > > To: Buddhism_101@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [Buddhism_101] Home study/correspondence course
      > >
      > > > Hi...somebody was asking about home study. This is an excellent
      > > > course that covers the entire spectrum of Tibetan Buddhism:
      > > >
      > > > http://www.fpmt.org/dbhome/default.asp
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      > > "My lama said something that fits in with people who say incorrect
      > things or
      > > tell lies about you. He says if someone says something false
      > about you, but
      > > you chew on it and mull it over and get angry about it, it is like
      > someone
      > > shot an arrow at you but it missed. So you ran over, picked it up
      > and
      > > stabbed yourself with it!"
      > > ~unknown~
      >



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      "My lama said something that fits in with people who say incorrect things or
      tell lies about you. He says if someone says something false about you, but
      you chew on it and mull it over and get angry about it, it is like someone
      shot an arrow at you but it missed. So you ran over, picked it up and
      stabbed yourself with it!"
      ~unknown~
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