"Three teachings" vs "Outer, inner and secret teachings"

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fivebells ., modified 9 Years ago.

"Three teachings" vs "Outer, inner and secret teachings"

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I realized this morning that the "three teachings" of morality, concentration and insight seem to correspond roughly with the "outer," "inner" and "secret" teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. (Twenty-minute outline in this audio file starting at 51m30s.) Are they actually the same thing?
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Jimi Patalano, modified 9 Years ago.

RE: "Three teachings" vs "Outer, inner and secret teachings&

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I think there may be something of a correlation, but keep in mind that insight meditation in most Tibetan schools consists of a great variety of practices, many of which are not very similar to vipassana or MCTB stuff. I'll do some research and get back to you - I'm taking a class on Tibetan Buddhism now so I have some good texts lying around.