The lamrim, or “graduated path,” is a presentation of Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings that details the stages in the complete path to enlightenment.
Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) is the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Je Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo or The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path is one of the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist classics.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Achieving Lamrim Realizations. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has recently given new advice suggesting that students follow a lamrim outline and meditate on each subject for two weeks or one month until all subjects have been completed. Rinpoche advised, “The amount of time for meditation is up to the individual, but the general advice is to finish the lamrim in one year,” Rinpoche said. “To meditate like this each year, wow, wow, wow! That would be great.”
Realisations of the Path come from study, reflection and meditation on the teachings and a student cannot hear these teachings too many times. Even our teachers, the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche regularly attend teachings showing us that study is a most skilful way to help our minds open and our practice to grow towards Enlightenment.
Venerable Dondrub will explain how these life changing teachings can be brought into our everyday life so that we can increase our happiness and reduce our suffering.
We learn how to transform our delusions, such as anger, attachment, and jealousy, to develop our appreciation of the good qualities that we all possess – love, compassion, and kindness – and also how to create the conditions which allow these qualities to flourish and grow.
These teachings give us advice for living, including how to deal with disturbing emotions and difficult situations. It is possible to make each moment of our lives meaningful, thereby attaining peace of mind and contentment.
Some knowledge of the Dharma is Recommended