True Buddha School Online University Second Course Launching on May 18, 2021

Edu-Acad No. 21210042: Great News! On May 18, 2021, True Buddha Online University Will Formally Launch Its Second Course, Introduction to Stages of the Path to Enlightenment!

“Wisdom begins with an in-depth study of the Buddhist canon.” With these words, HH Living Buddha Lian-sheng concisely pointed out the importance of making a deep and comprehensive study of the Buddhist canon. He also reminded disciples that whether practicing Sutrayana or Vajrayana, one must proceed according to stages. Although studying the True Buddha Tantric Dharma, one must still study the Buddhist sutras. Every disciple bears responsibility for spreading the Buddhadharma and the True Buddha Tantric Dharma!

The True Buddha Education Department upholds the guidance and teachings of the Guru Buddha, proceeds pragmatically, and ceaselessly devotes time and effort to furthering Buddhist education. The Education Department hopes that every True Buddha disciple will have a firm foundation in Sutrayana and practice Vajaryana truly so that one’s actual practice of Vajrayana will be clear, accurate, and lead to attainment of authentic spiritual response.

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment was written by Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. This treatise extracts the profound meaning of the Twelve Divisions of the Tripitaka, and perfectly describes the stages of cultivation from the first steps all the way to enlightenment. It is a golden key which opens the treasury of Buddhadharma and guides practitioners to spiritual attainment.

Therefore, on May 18 (Tue.), True Buddha Online University will formally launch its second course, Introduction to Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This course will be instructed by senior Masters Shi Lianman and Shi Lianchuan who will simplify this complex work and outline it in a form that is concise, vivid, and easy to comprehend, while bringing this ancient instructional treatise into the modern era. We are thankful for the compassion of Masters Lianman and Lianchuan who allowed students to experience this new course by presenting the preview of the first six sessions of the course in advance.

Let’s once again roam in the vast True Buddha ocean by grasping this rare and precious learning opportunity!

True Buddha Online University extends a warm invitation to everyone to enter the Zoom Cloud Classroom, or click on the True Buddha School Online Education and Group Cultivation YouTube channel to participate in the live webcast of the course!
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  1. Course Outline
    Reasons and Methods For Cultivating the Six Preliminaries Practices and Seven Limbs
    Optimum Human Form
    Contemplating Death and Impermanence
    Suffering of the Three Evil Realms
    Taking Refuge in the Three jewels
    Firm Belief in Karmic Retribution
    Difference in Severity of the 10 Evil Karmas
    Contemplating Suffering
    Contemplating the Origin of Suffering
    Generating Renunciation
    ………


  2. Date, Time, Instructor (Seattle time)
    Launch date: May 18, 2021 (Tue.)
    Schedule: Every Tuesday, 10:15-11:20AM (*Other countries: please refer to the time converter.)
    Instructors: Master Shi Lianman, Master Shi Lianchuan


  3. Target Audience
    All levels of True Buddha School Dharma propagating personnel, all True Buddha disciples, and devotees.
    1. All participants may register as formal True Buddha School Online University students:
      Students should seriously study, contemplate, and submit homework for each chapter. Students may participate in the final exam. Upon passing the final exam, students will receive a graduation certificate via email.
    2. Dharma propagating personnel: credits may be accumulated for participating in or auditing this coursework (one point per session)

  4. How to Participate in the Cloud Classroom
    1. Enter ZOOM Cloud Classroom:
      ZOOM link: (Click the following link to directly enter the cloud classroom)
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5548378289?pwd=Rjltd09vd1lTbFdickdlS2VMakRtZz09
      If you are unable to log in via this link, please enter the following ID and password:
      ZOOM ID: 554 837 8289
      Password: 888
    2. To watch the live webcast, click on the "Global Online Group Cultivation" YouTube channel:
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVERMeALCDV6OFdK5wbC-YQ

Best Regards,
True Buddha Foundation
Education Department



Translated by TBTTs
Translator: Henry Wolf
Editors: DJ Chang

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