WISDOM ACADEMY LIVE

The newest courses from Wisdom Academy, often featuring engagement with the instructor.

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    Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Dzogchen Tradition

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    Join renowned Buddhist teacher Alan Wallace to discover the Dzogchen tradition’s unique approach to shamatha and vipashyana through guided meditations and extensive oral commentary on the visionary writings of Dzogchen master Düdjom Lingpa.
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    Restricted Dzogchen Teachings, Part 2: Buddhahood Without Meditation

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    Receive detailed oral commentaries from renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher Alan Wallace on one of the five classic Dzogchen treatises by Düdjom Lingpa: Buddhahood Without Meditation.
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    Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions Part II

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    In this course with Ven. Thubten Chodron, read along with the book she coauthored with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions and join in the discussion on the core teachings shared among Buddhist traditions. Build your knowledge of these teachings and gain insight into how they are understood by Buddhists around the world.
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    Emptiness: A Practical Course for Meditators

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    This 8-week course with renowned insight meditation teacher Guy Armstrong explores the teachings on emptiness that point to a series of understandings and practices leading to deep insight and a radical experience of liberation.
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WISDOM ACADEMY SELF-STUDY

Courses to take at your pace, on your schedule.

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    Restricted Dzogchen Teachings, Part 1: The Foolish Dharma of an Idiot Clothed in Mud and Feathers

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    Receive detailed oral commentaries from renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher Alan Wallace on one of the five classic Dzogchen treatises by Düdjom Lingpa: The Foolish Dharma of an Idiot Clothed in Mud and Feathers.
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    Introduction to the Manual of Insight

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    In this course led by respected insight meditation teachers Steve Armstrong and Kamala Masters, you’ll be introduced to the Manual of Insight by the renowned teacher and meditation master Mahāsi Sayadaw, a foundational text at the root of the widespread practice of mindfulness in the West today.
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    Introduction to Dzogchen

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    Respected scholar and practitioner B. Alan Wallace, PhD, teaches an advanced introductory course on the Tibetan tradition of Dzogchen, or “Great Perfection.” Based on his translation of Düdjom Lingpa’s classic Foolish Dharma of an Idiot Clothed in Mud and Feathers, you’ll learn meditation techniques and philosophy from Dr. Wallace that will ground you in this unique and beautiful tradition.
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    Sutra and Tantra: The Profound and Miraculous

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    In this extraordinary course with Robert Thurman, students will learn the inner science behind the tantric and sutric methods employed by countless scholars and adepts of India and Tibet on their paths to enlightenment, as well as how to apply such learning to their own personal practice of the path.
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    Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

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    In this course with Ven. Thubten Chodron, strengthen your knowledge and practice of Buddhism by understanding its varied traditions—how they came to be, what makes them different from each other, and what they have in common.
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    Shamatha: Meditation for Balanced Living

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    Discover a range of methods for developing meditative quiescence, or shamatha, particularly as a foundation for dzogchen practice. With renowned teacher B. Alan Wallace, you’ll learn mindfulness of breathing, settling the mind in its natural state, and the practice of “shamatha without signs.”
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