December 10 to 12, 2021 – Weekend Intensive Teaching Through Zoom Online Meeting – TOPIC : Essence of Refined Gold – The Stages of the Path to Enlightment ( Lam Rim ) by Geshe Jamyang Dakpa – Translation by Palden Oshoe.

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The Essence of Refined Gold is a short text by the Third Dalai Lama Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso that describes the stages of the path to enlightenment (Lam Rim).  This text condenses all of the principal points of the sutras and tantras and hence, provides a clear, concise and complete overview of the study and practice of the Buddha Dharma. 

From 9am until 5pm

201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850

$100

Date:  December 10 to 12, 2021

TOPIC:   Essence of Refined Gold - The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment ( Lam RIM )

Cost: $100.00

Note:  To register please sending an email to office@namgyal.org.  Please register by noon of the Friday of the weekend intensive start date.  This is necessary so there is time to send Zoom invitation.  Payment can be made through the website. www.namgyal.org   Click - Donation page and make payment

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The Essence of Refined Gold is a short text by the Third Dalai Lama Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso that describes the stages of the path to enlightenment (Lam Rim).  This text condenses all of the principal points of the sutras and tantras and hence, provides a clear, concise and complete overview of the study and practice of the Buddha Dharma. 

The topics covered in this text include: 

1) Understanding the different aspects and perspectives of various teachings given by the Buddha; 

2) Finding a qualified  teacher and the qualities to look for; 

3) Reflecting on impermanence, death, karma and the preciousness of our human rebirth; 

4) Understanding the meaning of taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharam and Sangha;

5) Practicing the foundational teachings in ethical discipline;

6) Generating of the altruistic attitude to seek enlightenment to benefit others (bodhichitta);

7) Cultivating of positive qualities and the practice of far-reaching virtues (six perfections);

8) Developing an understanding of the wisdom realizing emptiness;

9) Combining serenity and special insight and

10) Entering the Vajrayana path and the practice of tantra. 

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama often teaches this text and a book with his commentary the text is available (The Path to Enlightenment). 

During this weekend intensive, Geshe-la will provide explanation on the major points of this text and how to apply these in one’s daily life. 

This is an excellent teaching for those new to Buddhism as it will afford a comprehensive overview of the study and practice within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  The teaching will also benefit students who have been studying and practicing Buddhism for some time, by deepening their understanding and realization of the key elements of the path.
A copy of the root text can be found at https://thubtenchodron.org/2007/01/root-text-lamrim/

BIOGRAPHY:
Geshe Jamyang Dakpa was born in the year 1976 in Tibet. He became monk when he was eleven years. He escape from Tibet in the year 1995 and joined Sera Je Monastery in South India. Geshe Jamyang Dakpa is Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy with first Division. He has master degree in Tantraya. He was Buddhist Philosophy teacher to young monks for many year in Sera Jay Monastery and from year 2020 he is one of the main Philosophy teacher in Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala, India.

Schedule:
Friday - Introductory Talk: December 10,  2021 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
Saturday: 
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 - 5:00Afternoon Sessions

Sunday:
9:00 - 10-15 Morning Sessions
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00 Last Session

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    • namgyal_201 - Reply

      Tashi Delek – Jimmy Groton la,

      This is to inform you I have already made your registration for the upcoming weekend intensive teaching on ” Essence of Refind Gold- The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment” with Geshe Jamyang Dakpa – Translation by Palden Oshe from December 10 to 12, 2021. We have received your online payment for the weekend teaching. Stay Safe.

      Best Wishes,

      Ngawang
      Namgyal Monastery.

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