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‘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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When he arose from that meditation session, he was a fully enlightened buddha. Then, I naturally feel close to them, appreciate them and want to do something kind for them. The Buddha started with five, and look what happened! Then do analytic meditation—sit and think about the various points that we discussed in the most recent teachings.

Meditation-based solutions to life’s problems

Tsongkhapa’s texts start with reliance on a guru Tib.: You can think about each subject point by point, recalling what you heard, and check it logically to see if whatever was explained makes sense. How can we tell? In the Burmese tradition, they talk about vipassana and samatha. He did a little bit of spiritual supermarket shopping too. In this spiritually degenerate time there are five impurities that are increasing throughout the world: Kkadam five got realizations, went out and spread the teachings to others who also got realizations.

This teaching has the advantage of having both of these lineages of teachings—one emphasizing lakrim practical way of working with compassion in the world, the other emphasizing the wisdom realizing emptiness. This page was last edited on 17 Augustat Again, this is very difficult to do.


These are two completely contradictory things. Where did all these traditions start? They might have the complete Madhyamaka understanding of emptiness.

He went to various teachers and practiced their teachings. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Kadam Lamrim – Kadampa Life

The horrors of that war — the fighting in the trenches, the loss of limbs, having to survive in the waterlogged ground with your dead buddies lying beside you — provided endless agonies. In Tibetan Buddhist history there have been many different versions of lamrimpresented by different teachers of the NyingmaKagyu and Gelug schools. Other traditions have a lot of good things that lamdim should adopt, but there may be some faulty things that we should just leave alone.

Whatever they taught me was perfect. The Buddhists never had one party line that everybody bought.

Soon enough it began a major world religion. This is summer in Italy. You can feel his compassion for that person. Buddha spent 45 years going around India teaching. The method side starts out with the determination to be free from our difficulties.

Introduction to the lamrim teachings

Of course, without his dedication and natural ability it could not have happened, but she understood that, without her, he would most likely be working in the dreadful clattering atmosphere of the mill.

Introduction to the lamrim Introduction Approach Integration into our lives Long-term view towards enlightenment Structure of the teaching sessions Vajrayana flavor in the lamrim.


We really have to have a long-term view. Milarepa Thang Tong Gyalpo. You will see certain common elements in all religions.

That is very helpful. It was Lama Atisha, an Indian practitioner of the 10th or 11th century, who drew out the major points and systematized them. The Buddha left the palace, cut off his hair, and put on robes. Second of all, our own mind is polluted. This wish will be fulfilled through Lamrim practice; therefore it is the real wishfulfilling jewel.

The Tibetans have placed it all into a systematic way. You meditate for the benefit of others. The gradual path has two aspects—the method side of the path and the wisdom side of the path. I was teaching in Singapore for a while. They practice compassion in their way. They are not something to be chaffed aside. At that level of the path, you are allowed to eat meat again. And even though the different topics are presented serially—first you do laamrim, then kadak do that, then you do this—in actual fact, you will find that the more you understand the later topics, the easier it is to understand the beginning ones.

We do not ask each kkadam to make us happy. We are going to go more in depth.