Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Talks and Guided Meditations on The Three Principal Aspects of the Path
Followed by optional Zoom discussion 5 minutes after class (details below)
$15 per class, free for supporting members
Based on The Mirror of Dharma
“But even though you may be acquainted with renunciation and bodhichitta,
If you do not posses the wisdom realizing the way things are,
You will not be able to cut the root of samsara;
Therefore strive in the means for realizing dependent relationship.”
The Three Principal Aspects of the Path is a 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. Gaining experience of these three, renunciation, bodhichitta, and the wisdom realizing emptiness, will give us the psychological and spiritual tools we need to confidently and joyfully transform every aspect of our life into our spiritual path.
Kadam Morten will take us on a spiritual journey step by step through the development of each of these three minds, based on the commentary by his Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in his most recent book, The Mirror of Dharma (with Additions), which includes an all-new and startlingly clear translation. Geshe Kelsang’s commentary is an oral instruction arising from his realization and takes us deep into both the profundity and practicality of Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings.
Through talks and guided meditations 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.
The emphasis this month is on the first aspect, renunciation, in which we will learn how to live a happy and creative life, that day by day draws us closer to the actualization of our potential for lasting happiness and perfect freedom from suffering.
May 6: How to Be Happy Every Day
May 13: A Blessed and Fortunate Life
May 20: Karma: The Power to Create the Life You Want
May 27: Freedom from the Cycle of Suffering
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 over 5-6 weeks. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
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