An easy to navigate outline of the “gradual path” teachings given at Dharma Friendship Foundation.
Series: Gradual Path to Enlightenment (Teachings 1991-94)
In the early eleventh century the Indian Buddhist master Atisha condensed essential points from the sutras and ordered them into the text Lamp of the Path. These were then expanded upon in the fourteenth century by the Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Tsongkhapa into the text The Great Exposition on the Gradual Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo). Venerable Thubten Chodron comments on this text and relates these practical teachings to our daily lives. Teachings given at Dharma Friendship Foundation 1991-1994.
A general overview of the gradual path teachings with links to more specific teachings on each topic.
A general outline for meditation of the steps for each topic in the gradual path to enlightenment.
A detailed outline of the introduction to the gradual path (lamrim) teachings.
I. Preeminent qualities of the compilers II. Preeminent qualities of the teachings III. How the teachings should be studied and taught IV. How to guide students
A detailed outline of the foundation practices of the lamrim: relying on a spiritual mentor and precious human life.
A detailed outline of the practices of an initial level practitioner: remembering death, the lower realms, taking refuge, and karma.
A detailed outline of the practices of an intermediate level practitioner: the four noble truths and the 12 links of dependent arising.
A detailed outline of the lamrim advanced level teachings.
An overview of the lamrim including qualities of the compilers and teachings.