ACI Course VIII: Death and the Realms of Existence

The Raised Bones of Arlington National CemeteryLevel 2 of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharma). This Course is based upon the Treasure House of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharma Kosha) by Master Vasubandhu (350 AD), along with its commentary by the First Dalai Lama, as well as sections of the Great Book of the Steps to Buddhahood (Lamrim Chenmo) by Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419)

Topics include: The three main realms of existence; the 17 levels of the form realm; the six types of beings of the desire realm; the four levels of the formless realm; ways of taking birth; all of the different realms of existence and the beings inhabiting themĀ  an explanation of: the intermediate state (bardo), the hells, craving spirits, animals, humans, pleasure beings, and formless beings; the causes to be reborn in each realm; how you move from realm to realm; ways of taking rebirth; how and why rebirth occurs; the conditions needed for human birth; the nature of intermediate state (bardo) beings; how world systems form, evolve and are destroyed; a description of the different types of eons; the four principles of karma; the six sufferings always present; the five degenerations of our age; the problems which result from not being aware of death; the advantages of cultivating an awareness of death; how to meditate on death correctly; and how to see the purity.

Course materials and original audio can be downloaded HERE

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When: Every Monday started 7th July 2014, ends 22nd Sep 2014
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Venue: #02-45 Shaw Tower, 100 Beach Road

MRT : City Hall or Bugis
Buses to Shaw Tower (Beach Road) : 100, 107, 107M, 57, 961
Buses to Shaw Tower (Middle Road) : 56, 980
Per entry parking at building after 6pm.

Teachings are free of charge.