Kamalashila: Stages of Meditation: Weekend Intensive Teaching Through Zoom Meeting from July 30 to August 1, 2021
From 9am until 5pm
201 TIBET DRIVE
Weekend Intensive Teaching through Zoom Meeting - with Geshe Lobsang Dhondup – Translation by Palden Oshoe.
Date: July 30 to August 1, 2021
TOPIC: Kamalashila: Stages of Meditation:
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Stages of Meditation by the Indian Buddhist Master Kamalashila is a classic text often taught by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This text outlines the necessary causes and conditions to be cultivated and practiced in meditation to achieve enlightenment. The text starts with discussing the essential need to first cultivate compassion, equanimity and loving kindness. Next, then to develop an understanding the nature of suffering of all sentient beings. With this understanding them cultivating the altruistic to alleviate their suffering and generating conventional and ultimate bodhichitta. The text then provides guidance on the practices of calm abiding and special insight meditation and finally their union. All of these stages of meditations are considered essential to Mahayana practice of both sutra and tantra. During this weekend intensive, Geshe-la will provide commentary on this important text. This is an excellent teaching for both students new to Buddhism as well as longer term students. For newcomers, it will provide the basic framework for understanding various meditation practices that are the foundation of Mahayana practice and how they work together on the path to awakening. For more seasoned students, Geshe-la’s commentary is certain to clarify important subtle points that will deepen and strengthen one’s current understanding and practices.
Geshe Lobsang Dhondup was born on the 15th of August 1974 in Orissa, India. He studied in the local primary school to the age of twelve. Geshe Lobsang Dhondup joined Sera Mey Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India where began his basic monastic education including Tibetan grammar and script, memorization of Buddhist scriptures.
He completed his Karam (Bachelors in Buddhist Philosophy, Lopon (Master in Buddhist Philosophy) and Geshe Lharam (Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy) degrees securing first division in every field. Geshe Lobsang Dhondup presented his Geshe Lharam Oral examination in presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spent two years in Gyurmed Monastery studying Sangag Gyundy Shi and obtained an additional honorary degree of Geshe Ngagram (Master of Trantrayana)
After completing this additional degree Geshe Lobsang Dhondup returned to Sera Mey monastery and taught Buddhist Philosophy to the younger monks for three years and at present he is teaching faculty at Namgyal Monastery – Tantric College in Dharamsala, India.
Friday - Introductory Talk: July 30th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
9:00-10:15: (Morning Sessions)
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
12:00-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00- 3:15 (Afternoon Sessions)
3:15 - 3:30 Tea Break
3:30 - 5:00PM Afternoon Session 2nd.
9:00 - 10-15 Morning Session.
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00 Last Session
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