Volume 1 Approaching the Buddhist Path

A framework for the modern reader starting with the universal human wish for happiness and the nature of the mind.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Disagreement and conflict

Teaching on the six roots of dispute, and the principle of 'survival of the most…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Vehicles and paths

Covering the section “Vehicles and Paths” in Chapter 4 on the different paths to awakening…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Early Buddhist schools

Covering the sections “The Buddha’s Life” and “Early Buddhist Schools” in Chapter 4.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

The growth of the Mahayana

Teaching on how the Mahayana sutras first appeared, gained popularity and became the focus of…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Tantra and Buddhist canons

Briefly covering tantra and beginning a section on the content of the three extant Buddhist…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

The three baskets

Finishing Chapter 4 by describing the differences in content of the three baskets, or tripitaka,…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Authenticity of the mahayana scriptures

Covering the section in Chapter 5 on discussions surrounding the authenticity of the Mahayana scriptures.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Review of the possibility of ending duhkha

Venerable Thubten Jampa leads a review of the section "The Possibility of Ending Duhkha" on…

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