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Lamrim Topics with Geshe Gelek Chodha

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jun 30 2021 except Wed Nov 11 2020, Wed Nov 18 2020, Wed Nov 25 2020, Wed Dec 23 2020, Wed Dec 30 2020, Wed Jan 20 2021, Wed Jan 27 2021, Wed Feb 03 2021.
7:00 pm Wednesday, September 23, 2020

 

How do you get to Oz? Follow the yellow brick road.

How do you get to Enlightenment? Follow the lamrim, the graduated path.

Join Geshe Gelek as he guides us to selected landmarks in the road to enlightenment.

Geshe-la is teaching on How to Take the Essence from our precious human rebirth.  

The Lamrim Class will continue review of teachings on calm abiding at 6:45 pm and Geshe-la will arrive at 7 pm.

The topics we will be studying are selected from "The Essence of the Vast and Profound: A Commentary on Je Tsongkhapa's Middle-Length Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment" by Pabongkha Rinpoche, which has recently been translated into English.  It is absolutely not necessary to have the book for these teachings!  Those who prefer to study topic by topic may simply follow along as Geshe-la teaches. Some students may wish to follow along in the book.  Many of us are familiar with Pabongkha Rinpoche through another commentary on the lamrim, "Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand," which is a core text used in FPMT's Discovering Buddhism course.

About the lamrim: In his great compassion, Shakyamuni Buddhia opened the gates to the road to enlightenment through his teachings.

Many years later, Lama Atisha organized all of the Buddha's teachings into a step-by-step guide -- a road map to the territory of practice --  in a short text called "Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment."

Lama Tsongkhapa (the founder of our Gelugpa lineage) wrote a detailed explanation of Lama Atisha's text to help students understand and practice the instructions, called The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo). This lamrim foundation is the basis of all practice in our lineage, including tantra.

These incredible teachings by Geshe Gelek on this text are a rare and precious opportunity to gain insights into how to practice.

The Lamrim Class will continue review of teachings on calm abiding at 6:45 pm and Geshe-la will arrive at 7 pm.

   These teachings can be accessed via Zoom or on YouTube.

   Registration is required to attend the teachings via Zoom. Please click here to register.