• Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: Guided Lamrim Meditation Retreat
Time & Location
The Stages of the Path, or "Lamrim," is a special arrangement of all Buddha's teachings that is easy to understand and put into practice. By becoming familiar with these meditations, you will enjoy the peace and fulfillment that come from a spiritually meaningful life.
- deepen our experience of loving-kindness,
- enhance our awareness of impermanence,
- overcome all obstacles to our peace of mind,
- solve our daily problems, and
- lead us to perfect wisdom and full enlightenment.
Each session will focus on a particular meditation, providing practical instruction and meditation guidance. No previous experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.
🕙 Live online (livestream)
😊 Limited in-person spots available at our Oak Park location (13 Harrison St) when registering for the full retreat. NOTE: two of the sessions will be streamed into the center from teachers out of state. Before registering, please be familiar with our COVID policies.
❌ Not recorded
Saturday, July 10
Session 1: 8:30am - 9:30am (Precious Human Life)
Session 2: 10:00am - 11:00am (Impermanence & Death)
Session 3: 11:30am - 12:30pm (Rebirth/Refuge)
Session 4: 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Karma)
Session 5: 3:30pm - 4:30pm (Renunciation)
Sunday, July 11
Session 6: 8:30am - 9:30am (Cherishing Love)
Session 7: 10:00am - 11:00am (Universal Compassion)
Session 8: 11:30am - 12:30pm (Bodhichitta)
Session 9: 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Wisdom of Emptiness)
Session 10: 3:30pm - 4:30pm (Reliance Upon a Spiritual Guide)
with various experienced Kadampa teachers
The teachers for this retreat will refer to the following books. It's not required to have your own copy, but many people find it helpful to follow along or read more afterward. Click the link to order a printed, e-book, or audio copy from Tharpa Publications; or contact us using the form below to arrange pickup from our Oak Park or Wicker Park locations.
$40 for the full retreat (in-person or livestream)
$5 per session (livestream only)
- ONLINE: Full Retreat$40$400$0
- IN PERSON: Full Retreat$40$400$0
- Session 1 (Sat at 8:30am)$5$50$0
- Session 2 (Sat at 10am)$5$50$0
- Session 3 (Sat at 11:30am)$5$50$0
- Session 4 (Sat at 2pm)$5$50$0
- Session 5 (Sat at 3:30pm)$5$50$0
- Session 6 (Sun at 8:30am)$5$50$0
- Session 7 (Sun at 10am)$5$50$0
- Session 8 (Sun at 11:30am)$5$50$0
- Session 9 (Sun at 2pm)$5$50$0
- Session 10 (Sun at 3:30pm)$5$50$0