Buddhist Philosophy Program 2022
In 2022 all the courses of our Buddhist philosophy program will cover the Lamrim.
All the different versions of the Lamrim, whether presented by teachers of the Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, or Gelug schools, find their origin in “A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.” This short text was written in verse form by the great Indian pandit and yogi, Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana (982-1054 AD). Atisha extracted the essence of all 84,000 teachings of the Buddha and organized them into clear steps. These steps are also known as the stages of the path to enlightenment.
The Lamrim is like a road map to our own enlightenment.
Our resident Geshe Ngawang Theckchock will teach from the Lamrim Chenmo, a commentary on “A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment” from Lama Tsong Khapa. By explaining the stages of the path to enlightenment, the text gives a detailed lay-out of the teachings of the Buddha.
We are excited to welcome Geshe Dorji Damdul in 2022, who has kindly agreed to lead a Bodhicitta retreat from 19 – 27 September.
Our resident Geshema Dawa Dolma offers a 10-day course from 18 – 26 October on Transcending the Everyday: Reflections of the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.
From 31 October – 9 November, Atisha Mathur will lead, in collaboration with Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, a Logic and Debate Retreat.
All the courses of our Buddhist philosophy program are suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.