This is a fantastic opportunity for a high level overview of the Buddhist path. The fifteen Formal Study Courses cover the main ideas of the entire course of study followed by a Tibetan monk-scholar (or geshe) at one of the great monasteries of Tibet. The three-part Great Ideas series summarizes all fifteen ACI Courses, along the teachings of the traditional training of a Tibetan Buddhist Master. In part one, we cover the first five ACI Courses: The Principal Teachings of Buddhism, Buddhist Refuge, Applied Meditation, Proof of Future Lives, and How Karma Works. Successful completion of all three parts of this series, with a teacher in person, is required for a final, comprehensive ACI diploma.
John Still well is a former director of the Asian Classic Institute (ACI), Godstow Retreat Center and was General Manager of Land of Medicine Buddha. He is an executive and father who began teaching yoga 20 years ago, and has taught Buddhist sutra and tantra in the tradition of the Je Tsongkapa for 15 years with a contemporary perspective highly relevant to daily life. John receiver transmissionof the 18 courses from Arya Sumati Dharmadhara, Geshe Michael Roach.