Thursday Evenings, September 9th —December 2021 | 6:30-8:00pm
All of Buddha Shakyamuni's 84,000 teachings of both Sutra and Tantra are included within the beautiful oral instruction, Request to the Lord of all Lineages.
This profound and blessed prayer was composed especially for us and is designed for easy memorization and deep contemplation. If we meditate on this prayer, it will doubtless touch our heart and transform our mind into authentic wisdom, love, compassion, and other spiritual realizations. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says: "There is no greater meaning than engaging in this practice."
We are delighted that Kadam Lucy James will be guiding us through the meaning of this prayer with her customary skill and emphasis on applying it practically in our daily lives. She will also be drawing inspiration and material from the teachings and meditations given at the 2021 International Kadampa Spring Festival.
We request those of you who are interested to sign up for the entire course in order to get the full benefit. Each class will remain available for the duration of the month it was taught in.
Discussion is an important part of taking these teachings to heart. All Buddhism In-depth students are invited to join in for a Zoom discussion with another student during the class.
Part 2, November (4th-18th) ~ The intermediate scope of Lamrim (stages of the path)
Part 3, December (2nd-30th) ~ The great scope of Lamrim (stages of the path)
Part 4, January ( 6th-27th) ~ Buddhist Tantra
Cost: $45 for each part of the series.
Free for Monthly Supporters
No one turned away for lack of funds
Livestream & Video Recordings
After registering for the class, you will have the opportunity to attend livestream. You will also have access to the recordings once they are available. The video recordings will be available to re-watch all month and then for one week after the last class in the part that ends. For example, Part 1 (September) will be available to be rewatched through October 7th. Video recordings will be posted within 24hrs of the live-streamed class.
Can I attend in-person?
Yes you can! Please read the following carefully. In order to follow the CDC's Covid-19 guidelines, we are limiting in-person attendance. Everyone who buys the livestream series will have the opportunity to sign up to attend in-person, if they wish. In-person sign up will be per class (not per month). Upon purchasing the livestream series, a receipt will be sent to your email. Within this receipt will be a link for signing up to attend individual in-person classes.
During this rare and special series of classes, we will:
Available in-person and livestream.
Also helpful for this course: How to Transform Your Life (free ebook), The Mirror of Dharma, and The Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra.
Kadam Lucy James is a close disciple of the founder of our Buddhist tradition, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having first met him in 1981. One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida, and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving Buddhist meditation centers in the past 40 years. Her main job for many years was also to help edit and produce Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s books. She has also engaged in several years of meditation retreat.
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