Great Ideas of Buddhism Pt. II

The three-part "Great Ideas of Buddhism" series summarizes all fifteen Buddhist Foundation Courses, along with the teachings of the traditional training of a Tibetan Buddhist Master. In part two, we cover course 6 - 10:

  • Diamond Cutter Sutra
  • Bodhisattva Vows
  • Death and Realms of Existence
  • Ethical Way of Life
  • A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

This is course 17 of the 18 Buddhist Foundation Courses offered by the Asian Classics Institute (ACI) at Three Jewels. ACI provides 18 courses that progress through the entire teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment in the Hinayana and Mahayana schools. The courses are provided generously by the founder of Three Jewels, Geshe Michael Roach, who translated a large body of texts from Tibetan, and condensed a quarter century's worth of study into a 5 year, drop-in course complete with homeworks and quizzes. Drop in every once in a while, or complete coursework for a certificate. All courses are offered free of charge.

Thursdays  |  7:30 - 9:30PM

$25 suggested  |  included with membership


Hector Marcel is the president of Three Jewels and long-time student of Geshe Michael Roach. He is a treasure in Three Jewels' community. In addition to teaching at the Diamond Cutter Institute in China, and running an international non-profit, 108 Lives, and popular Bushwick coffee shop Little Skips, Hector has been teaching ACI course material since 2013. Hector's heart-wisdom is treasured by his students, and his infectious, loving humor is one of his most effective teaching tools.