Discovering Buddhism Presenting the Path Class 3

The meditations for the Middle Scope/Attitude center primarily around renouncing the sufferings of cyclic existence, We fritter our lives away chasing after impermanent pleasures of this life and meaningless distractions. In order to develop heart-felt renunciation, it is important to meditate on the sufferings of the three lower realms. A practitioner of the Lower Scope, as […]

Tsongkhapa’s Lines of Experience: a study guide

Lama Tsongkhapa’s short composition Lines of Experience (also translated as Song of Spiritual Realization, Tibetan: ལམ་རིམ་ཉམས་མགུར་བཞུགས་སོ, lam rim nyam kur shuk so) is a powerful exhortation to make the most of our lives. Renouncing the mistaken, temporary pleasures of this life is the first step to paving the way to spiritual realizations that arise from […]

Discovering Buddhism Presenting the Path Class 1

In the first class of the Presenting the Path module, we stated that the objective is to provide an overview of the structure of the lam rim teachings. There are many different lam rim texts and each is essentially a collection of analytical meditations for subduing the mind. By meditating intensely on these topics, the […]

Long life prayers for Lama Zopa 2017

As a reminder, Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme)  suggested that we offer recitations of two particular texts for the benefit of Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2017. The two texts are Vajra Cutter Sutra and the Dependent Arising: A Praise of the Buddha (Tendrel Topa). Please submit the number of recitations that you completed to by February 14, […]