A Precious Garland, with Lama Zangmo
Start Date: 11 Jan 2018 End Date : 1 Feb 2018Every Thu every week, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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 conduct and succinctly outlines what we need to know at every stage of the path in order to perfect our spiritual practice.
Over four Thursday evenings Lama Zangmo will go through some of the verses in this text and explain them in more detail. This course can be attended on its own, and is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding and meditation practice.
People are asked to attend all four sessions.
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.
The course will cover the following verses:
- The Signs of a Sublime Person
- The Ten Useless Things
- The Ten Ways to Bring Your Own Ruin
- The Ten Ways to Do Yourself a Kindness
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.