July 22, 2017

DL101

“A Christian Perspective on the XIV Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism”

  Course Overview 


Greetings,

We’re excited that you’ve decided to explore our online course. In twelve succinct lessons, you’ll receive a weekly briefing on the Tibetan Buddhist worldview held by the XIV Dalai Lama, the exiled god-king of Tibet from a Christian point of view.  The sessions include a multimedia presentation and a variety of complementary materials which range from MP3 files, charts, graphs, maps, and pdf’s.  I have answered a plethora of questions on religion drawn out of my experience as a practicing Buddhist for fourteen years (1970-1984) and now as a devout Christian since 1984. The multimedia presentations are loosely based upon “The Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism.” a chapter in A Guide to New Religious Movements edited by Dr. Ronald Enroth, Professor of Sociology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.  I believe you’ll find this study to be eye-opening, challenging and transformative.

Your questions and input are welcome.

James C. Stephens

1jamesstephens@gmail.com.

Module 1 Overview: The Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism~One Christian’s Perspective

 

 

 

 

Module 1.1: Choose Wisely: Jesus or the Dalai Lama?

 

 

 

 

 

Module 1.2: Where are the Gate Keepers?

 

Where are Module 1.3: Overstating the Religious

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 1.4: Who is the Dalai Lama?

 

 

 

Module 2 Overview: Nazi Germany and Tibet

 

 

 

 

 

Module 2.1: The Tibetan-Nazi Connection

 

 

 

 

 

Module 2.2: A Simple Monk, Global Super Star, or the Man of Peace?

 

 

 

 

 

Module 2.3: Is Hollywood Buddhism’s Biggest Voice?

 

Module 2.4: Babylonian Gates, Media & the Simpson’s Christmas Special

 

 

 

 

 

Module 3 Overview: Buildings and Empires have Blueprints

 

Module 3.1: The Shambhala Empire:A Historical Cause for Concern

 

 

 

 

 

Module 3.2: The Billy Graham of Buddhism and Global Mandala Politics

 

 

 

 

 

Module 3.3: Maitreya Project Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 3.4: Sharing the Gospel or Asleep at the Wheel?