A special 7-week course with Kadam Lucy James
Thursday Evenings April 15 to May 27 | 6.30-8.00pm
Starting on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day, we are delighted to present an 7-week course based on Part One of The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra -- the heart practice of Kadampa Buddhism -- and on the commentary transmitted during the NKT Summer Festival 2016. This will be presented by Kadam Lucy in a way that provides the structure for deep experience of its meaning.
This precious text guides the reader through the profound and world-transforming practice of Mahamudra – the very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra. It reveals the uncommon practice of the Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage, which Geshe Kelsang, founder of KMC CO, received directly from his Spiritual Guide Trijang Rinpoche. We will learn how to meditate on each of the five stages of training in Mahamudra with an emphasis on gaining heartfelt experience of these profound and liberating practices so that we can integrate them into our daily life.
Gaining the slightest experience of these blessed instructions will revolutionize our life, transforming it into a blissful path to full enlightenment even in this one short life. Kadam Lucy will also cover the beautiful practice of the preliminaries – going for refuge and training in bodhichitta, purification, mandala offerings, and Guru yoga.
This course will take place on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8:00pm, followed by pair and group discussion. It is open to everyone who has an interest in the Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment, and will be particularly helpful for those who are planning on receiving Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments later this year.
We request those of you who are interested to sign up for the whole course to get the full benefit. It will remain available for the duration.