‘Kadam’ is Buddha’s teachings combined with the special instructions for putting them into practice given by the great Buddhist master, Atisha. ‘Lamrim’ is the. Part of a series of teachings based on the The Gradual Path to Enlightenment ( Lamrim) given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. Kadam Lamrim Retreat. Aug 31 – Sep 7, Lamrim is a powerful series of practical meditations that lead us along the entire path to enlightenment.

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This is a real hot topic in Western Dharma centers because when the Theravada monks come, they eat meat. Six lamrimm a week they had to meditate for 45 minutes. Everything is being explained to us in the context of us actually becoming a buddha and us actually stepping onto that path and practicing that path to become a fully enlightened madam.

We need both sides of the path. It is not at all contradictory if you have this understanding of the gradual path.

For example, the world view of multiple births—that we are not just the person we are in this bodythe idea of karma—cause and effect, the idea of different life forms existing not only on our planet earth but also other universes.

Find the things in the Buddhist teachings that make sense to that person, that help them. A little pride perhaps? One day, he went out of the palace. On the other hand, once you establish an institution, you become protective and you do everything in the name of your institution.


She herself would become the breadwinner. They practice compassion in their way. You have such a spiritual supermarket with all these new traditions of enlightened beings coming up.

That is very helpful. He was running a stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts. And yet it happens. Later on in Tibet, Lama Tsongkhapa, who lived in the late 14th, early 15th century, explained everything in much more depth. For example, we can:. In this way, through Lamrim practice we can transform all adverse conditions into opportunities for developing realizations of the spiritual path that will bring us pure and everlasting happiness.

She became well known in the neighbourhood and did good business.

Meditation-based solutions to life’s problems

Otherwise, because the scriptures are so numerous and so vast, we can get lost very easily. This mind itself came from the previous life, and so on without beginning. The people memorized them and passed them down.

When he arose from that meditation session, he was a fully enlightened buddha. Whatever I remember may not be.

However, later on in the path, when our mind is more developed, then we will see that even though this body gives us a certain fortune to practice, it is not an end in itself. I want us to think about all these things in our mind as we start to lamrmi at all of our preconceptions, all of our habitual ways of interpreting things.


I have not seen a single living being who has not been the lamrm of all the rest. Find more on these topics: Bravely, she announced her plan to the family. Later they were born as Tibetans and they experienced that result.

This karma Actions lmarim our body, speech and mind. It took me a long time to work out why our relationship was so easy-going, but I have a theory on it now.

There was also a kaeam of debate. The young teenagers were by now progressing well in their studies, particularly the boy who, according to his teacher, was the best violin pupil he had ever taught. I look at somebody like the Dalai Lama.

Kadam Lamrim – Meditation & Buddhism in Massachusetts

The teachings that we are about to receive contain all the essential points of the whole path to enlightenment. He was completely sensitive. Similarly with the general Mahayana path. At the science conference in Dharamsala last year, there was one guy who had a PhD. You stay, and you stay, and you begin to realize Tibet is also samsara. I will be going through all the different points, and these include a lot of things that we may consider lamrjm be part of Tibetan or Indian culture, or things that our lamrij might feel quite resistant about.