A Precious Garland of the Sublime Path
When17 Dec 2016
10:00am to 4:00pm
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WhoTeacher: Lama Gelongma Zangmo
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
In "A Precious Garland" Gampopa gives precise instructions on the correct view, meditation and conductand succinctly outlines in 28 categories what we need to know at every stage of the path in order to perfect our spiritual practice.
Lama Zangmo will go through this text, and the course will consist of monthly Saturday classes with teachings on the text along with practice instructions for a graduated daily meditation schedule at home.
It is suited for those who would like to study Buddhism in more depth and wish to develop their understanding and meditation practice. People are asked to attend the full course and commit to a regular daily meditation practice.
In the words of Gampopa: "To all future individuals devoted to me who think they cannot meet me: Please study the treatises composed by me, such as Precious Garland and The Ornament of Precious Liberation. It will be no different from meeting me in person."
Gampopa, also known as Dakpo Rinpoche, is one of the most important figures in the Kagyu lineage. The foremost disciple of Jetsun Milarepa, he truly consolidated the Kagyu tradition by integrating its special teachings with those of the other main trends of Buddhism namely the Kadampa teachings prevalent during his time. Thus the Mahamudra, Six Yogas of Naropa and other vajrayana teachings which are unique to the Kagyu lineage became firmly set within the monastic lineages that form the basis of Hinayana Buddhism and the bodhisattva teachings of Mahayana Buddhism.
Gampopa was the founder of the monastic order of the Kagyu School and the lineages that branch out from him is known as the Dhakpo Kagyu. He founded the Dhaklha Gampo Monastery where throughout his life he continued his activities of teaching, meditation, and benefiting beings.
Since January 2015 all our Dharma and meditation courses have been offered without a suggested course fee.
In the Buddhist tradition one practices generosity, or Dana, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. This generosity is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is an offering given freely from the heart in appreciation of the Dharma.
Please read Lama Zangmo's letter for further information.