Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

The Third Aspect: The Correct View of Emptiness

Followed by optional Zoom discussions 5 minutes after class (details below)

This class is rebroadcast on Friday at 11:15am

But even though you may be
acquainted with renunciation and
bodhichitta,
If you do not possess the wisdom
realizing the way things really are,
You will not be able to cut the root of
samsara;
Therefore strive in the means for
realizing dependent relationship.

We are continuing our exploration of The Three Principal Aspects of the Path, the legendary brief poem composed 600 years ago by the extraordinary Spiritual Guide and founder of the New Kadampa lineage, Je Tsongkhapa. In merely 15 verses, Je Tsongkhapa distills the vastness of the Buddhist stages of the path to enlightenment to three essential realizations, or experiential understandings. Gaining experience of these three –  renunciation, bodhichitta, and the wisdom realizing emptiness – will give us the psychological and spiritual tools we need to transform every aspect of our life into our spiritual path, confidently and joyfully. Kadam Morten will take us on a spiritual journey step-by-step through the development of each of these three understandings, based on the commentary by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in his most recent book, The Mirror of Dharma (with Additions). Through talks and guided meditations, Kadam Morten will take us into the heart of these teachings so that we can gain practical experience of these revolutionizing insights for ourselves. This is the perfect follow-on from the previous series, but also an excellent starting point for those less familiar with Buddhist practice.

In this series, we will be exploring how to train in the wisdom that realizes the true nature of reality, emptiness. The topic of emptiness is profound. Through gaining experience of it we are able to let go of all those internal obstacles that hold us back from becoming who we really wish to be. Indeed, gaining a deep realization of emptiness has the power to liberate us from suffering altogether and to help us to actualize our highest potential, enlightenment.

Everyone welcome.

December 2: The Things We Normally See Do Not Exist
December 9: Things Exist As Mere Name
December 16: Emptiness and Tantra
December 23: The Emptiness of the Self with Yogi Chauhan
December 30: Limitless Potential with Adrienne Weiss
January 6: How Wisdom Frees Us From All Problems
January 13: The Union of Appearance and Emptiness

FREE POST-CLASS ZOOM DISCUSSION

DETAILS

Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
Each class is self-contained and is also presented as part of a series. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
Everyone welcome!
Read our online and in person class terms and conditions

CLASS LOCATION

Offered In Person and Online

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