Stages of the Path

Lamrim teachings provide a step-by-step approach to practicing the entire path to awakening.

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A post with wooden signs point the way to three different Sravasti Abbey forest paths.

Easy Path to Travel to Omniscience

Learn to meditate on the stages of the path to awakening through teachings this text by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen.

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Essence of a Human Life

Short talks on a text by Lama Tsongkhapa on the practices of the initial scope practitioner.

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Essence of Refined Gold

Teachings on the Third Dalai Lama's commentary on "Songs of Experience" by Lama Tsongkhapa.

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Essential Spiritual Advice

Short talks on a text by the First Dalai Lama published in The 14 Dalai Lamas: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation.

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Gomchen Lamrim

Commentary on The Essence of All Eloquent Speech by the great meditator Ngawang Drakpa of Dagpo.

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Lamrim Teachings 1991-94

Extensive commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa's Great Exposition on the Gradual Path to Enlightenment. (Lamrim Chenmo)

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Stages of the Path in the Guru Puja

Short talks on the stages of the path described in the Guru Puja text by the fourth Panchen Lama.

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Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa's text on developing renunciation, bodhicitta, and wisdom.

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Selected Lamrim Topics (2012)

Teachings on selected topics from the stages of the path to awakening (lamrim) given at Sravasti Abbey from October 18 to December 20, 2012.

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What to do during the actual session

Explaining how to practice mediation in general, continuing the teaching from Chapter 5.

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The six preparatory practices

Explaining the six preparatory practices and describing the seven-limb prayer, from Chapter 5.

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Reliance on a teacher

Explaining the benefits of reliance and the faults of improper reliance in relation to the…

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The way to rely on a teacher

Leading a guided meditation on relating to a spiritual teacher in a healthy, realistic way…

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How to see the spiritual mentor

Explaining the characteristics of a student and describing how to develop faith and three ways…

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The importance of a teacher

Explaining the qualities of a spiritual mentor, continuing the teaching from Chapter 4.

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How to explain the Dharma

Continuing teaching from Chapter 3, explaining the benefits of teaching the dharma and the proper…

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How to approach the Dharma

Explaining giving up the three faults of a vessel and relying on the six perceptions,…

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The greatness of the Dharma

Explaining the greatness of the dharma from Chapter 2 and describing the benefits of listening…

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The roadmap to enlightenment

Covering Chapter 1, "Greatness of the Author" and beginning Chapter 2, "Greatness of the Dharma"

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Introduction to the Four Establishments of Mindfulness

The importance of learning the Four Establishments, an overview of them, and a meditation on…

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Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Lama TsongKhapa Day talk

Celebrating Lama Tsongkhapa Day by taking inspiration from his life and teachings.

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