October5, 19, 26
November9, 16, 23, 30
with Gen Sanden
Location: ONLINE · Greater VancouverCost: $15/class (free for members)
“What we need is not displays or miracle powers but a clear example of how to enter an unmistaken spiritual path, how to practice the path comfortably and smoothly, and how to complete it successfully. This is the actual method for solving our daily problems.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for the growth of good qualities, but to fulfill this potential we need to know what to do at every stage of our spiritual journey.
These classes offer step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that will lead us to lasting inner peace and happiness. Together, we will engage in an intense and meaningful exploration of this practice, called Lamrim, the essential meditation of Kadampa Buddhism.
Join us and…
- Learn Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they are to be practiced.
- Be guided and train in Lamrim, a methodical practice cycle of 21 meditations
- Learn to transform all adverse conditions into opportunities for developing realizations of the spiritual path that will bring us pure and everlasting happiness.
- Deepen your spiritual practice. These meditations are intensely practical and on the other hand hugely powerful. See weekly topics and page coverage in the book How to Understand the Mind below.
Each class starts with brief Prayers for Meditation, followed by the teaching, meditation and an opportunity to ask questions towards the end.
While anyone may drop in, for maximum benefit we should attend all or most of the classes and read ahead in the book How to Understand the Mind. Available as an e-book online at www.tharpa.ca. The practice Prayers for Meditation is available in electronic form from the same website. If you would lik physical copies of the book or prayer practice please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick up. Page coverage and subjects to be covered weekly as below:
Sept 21 Correct beliefs and non-ascertaining perceivers pp 219-228
Sept 28 Non-deluded doubts and wrong awarenesses pp 229 – 241
Oct 5 Valid and non-valid cognizers part I pp 243- 249
Oct 19 Valid and non-valid cognizers part II and Meditation defined: pp 250-256
Nov 9 Meditation on our Precious Human Life and Meditation on Death pp 257 – 263
Nov 16 Meditations on the Dangers of Lower Rebirth and Refuge pp 264 -270
Nov 23 Meditations on Karma and Renunciation pp 271 – 289
Nov 30 Meditations on the Middling Scope (the four noble truths) continued pp 290 to pp 297
Dec 7 Meditations on love, compassion and bodhichitta from pp 298 – 305 (top)
Dec 14 Meditations on the determination to practice the six perfections pp 305 -309
If you have any inquiries please email: email@example.com
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