Gradual Path (Lam Rim)
The system of Mahayana Buddhist meditation known as Graded Path (Lam rim in Tibetan) is the main public teaching of the Geluk school, which is the Tibetan source tradition for the FPMT including Jamyang.
The Graded Path meditation system sets out a graded series of meditations designed to generate in the meditator the motivations and understandings necessary for progressing along the path to enlightenment.
It is suitable for people at the Introductory, Foundation and In Depth stages of engaging with Buddhist practice.
It was first given form by the Bengali Pandit Lama Atisha Dipamkara Srijnana in the 11th century when he was teaching his Tibetan students, but it is considered to have its roots in the teachings of the two great Indian Buddhist Masters Nagarjuna and Asanga and ultimately in the teaching of the Buddha Shakyamuni himself
Gradual Path meditations
Every year, in the summer programme, we focus on the Gradual Path meditations, either on a Tuesday or a Wednesday evening. The topics covered build up to a complete presentation of the path to enlightenment.
To complement these teachings we offer retreat in the summer on the gradual path meditation topics where students get an opportunity to really get a taste of the meditations and progressively more expansive motivations of this system.
In 2019 Geshe Tenzin Namdak, our resident teacher, will give five weekday Tuesday evening classes and one weekend (the second) in June on the Graded Path. He will then lead a nine retreat in the first half of July (from the first to the second weekend) leading participants through the meditations of the Graded Path.
Please look out for Gradual Path events in the summer calendar when it is published in April 2019 and for Lam Rim events in the Autumn Programme when it is published in July 2019.
Please look out for Gradual Path events in the events Calendar.