Please note that there is a week long guided Lamrim retreat following this workshop, giving a wonderful opportunity to delve deeper into these teachings. Click here for more information.
Buddha taught that happiness comes from inner peace rather than external conditions. Yet a peaceful mind does not come naturally–it takes practice, both in meditation and in our daily activities. The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, or Lamrim in Tibetan, is a series of 21 practical and powerful meditations that encompass all the essential points of Buddha's teachings. Following these special instructions, we can subdue our harmful mental habits and cultivate positive minds that bring great benefit to both ourself and others. Join us for an introduction to the very heart of Kadampa Buddism, and learn how the practice of Lamrim is a step-by-step guide to developing an unshakeable experience of happiness and wisdom within our heart.
"The practice of Lamrim is very important because everyone needs to cultivate peaceful states of mind. By listening to or reading these teachings we can learn how to control our mind and always keep a good motivation in our heart. This will make all our daily actions pure and meaningful. By controlling our mind we can solve all our daily problems…Our state of mind next year will be better than our state of mind this year. Eventually we shall gain the highest realizations.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (Joyful Path of Good Fortune)
with Gen Kelsang Dorje, Resident Teacher
Saturday, August 22nd | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Vajrayana Kadampa Buddhist Center | 13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304
Teaching | 10:00 - 11:15 am
Tea Break | 11:15 - 11:30 am
Guided Lamrim Meditation | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm