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Presenting the Path

Get an overview of the entire Buddhist path to awakening. Hear about the life story of the Buddha and study the basic teachings of Buddhism. Discover the unique system for putting Buddhist philosophy into practice contained in the Lam Rim, or "graduated path to enlightenment".

Gain a clear idea of the path to enlightenment, especially its three main components: renunciation (the determination to emerge from cyclic existence), bodhicitta (the wish to help all others in the best possible way) and the correct view (understanding dependent arising and emptiness as two sides of the one coin). We outline the progressive, step-like structure of the lam-rim, with its origin in the teachings of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha. We cover the three scopes, and where they fit in our present stage of spiritual development. Discover what to do next, and how to get from here to enlightenment!

 

About the Course

This may seem like a long unit (14 weeks) but it includes the birthday prayers for HH the Dalai, and special guest speakers Geshe Tashi Tsering and Ven. Robina on different evenings. This particular unit is broken up into three sections, reflecting the sections of the lam rim - small, middling and great scopes.

About the Teacher: Eddie Peet

Topics Covered

  • Life story of the Buddha
  • Short history of Buddhism and the difference between Hinayana and Mahayana
  • The correct way to listen to the teachings and get the most benefit from them
  • The three scopes on the path to enlightenment
  • The four noble truths

 

Required Integration Practices

  • Analytical meditations on renunciation, bodhicitta, emptiness
  • Memorise one short Lam Rim prayer
  • 10-day/2-week Kopan-style Lam Rim retreat (for instance at Chenrezig Institute each January)

Required Texts

  • Wish-fulfilling Golden Sun, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (pp. 76-83) photocopied book
  • DB Required Reading, Death and Rebirth, photocopied booklet
  • Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, Pabongkha Rinpoche (pp.430-470)
  • Healing Anger, by HH the Dalai Lama
  • Short Vajrasattva Practice, sadhana by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Suggested Integration Practices

  • 3-day meditation retreat, either individually or as a group at Chenrezig Institute
  • Your own short meditation retreat at LTC (with help and de-breif from Miffi and Eddie)
  • Meditations on the Four Noble Truths
  • Review meditations on the stages of the path

Suggested Reading & DVD's

  • Spiritual Friends, ed. Thubten Dhondrup, book
  • Essence of Refined Gold, by HH the Dalai Lama
  • The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha by Sherab Chodzin Kohn
  • Virtue and Reality, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (LYWA book)
  • The Principal Teachings of Buddhism, Je Tsong Khapa
  • Way to Freedom by HH the Dalai Lama
  • Awakening the Mind of Enlightenment, by Geshe Wangchen

  • Program Level: Intermediate
  • Leader: Eddie Peet
  • Suggested Donation: $10/$5 per class plus $50/$30 for the notes
  • Day & Time: Tuesday mornings, 10.30 am - 12 pm
  • Associated Classes: Sunday meditations, lam rim meditation sound-files
  • Dates: 7 February - 4 April, 2017

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Reception and Meditation Hall opens half an hour before class and half an hour after class. The reception closes whilst class is on.

 

Shop Hours

Tue   9 am - 1 pm
Wed  5 pm - 9 pm
Sat    9 am - 5 pm
Sun   9 am - 1 pm

 

Front Hall Yoga Times

Mon   9.30 am
         6.30 pm
Wed  9.30 am
         6.30 pm
Fri      9.30 am

(opens 15 minutes early)

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