Death & The Realms Of Existence - ACI 8

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ACI 8

WHEN: Thursday at 19:30 until April 17 at 22:30

GOAL: To understand the immense range of possibilities potent within every being in the cycles of Samsara, and uncover the actions that can lead to FREEDOM from these cycles.

TEACHER: Hector Marcel is an accomplished Organizational Change Management Consultant and Teacher.

ATTENDANCE: ALL WELCOME: ALL Levels of students are welcome, there are no prerequisites for this series - just a burning passion to understand the experience of Life on this planet.

PRICE: By Donation

REFERENCE MATERIALS: Look for downloads at http://om-pl.webs.com/ Level 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 them ­ 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.