Lam Rim Meditations
Becoming a Bodhisattva
The Lam Rim Meditation Series
Practice and Application of the Gradual Path of Tibetan Buddhism
with Dr. Miles Neale and Special Guest Phil Jacobs
Life is exceedingly precious and fleeting, we must use every moment meaningfully to awaken for the benefit of others. In this year-long, practice-oriented, series of three courses with Dr. Miles Neale and special guest sound master Phil Jacobs we will extract the essence of the gradual path (lam rim) of Tibetan Buddhism by rehearsing a sequence of profound contemplations within a sound journey and focusing on their application to daily life.
Using the practical text The Essential Nectar of Holy Doctrine by the 18th century Tibetan yogi-scholar Yeshe Tsöndrü, with commentary by modern scholar Geshe Rabten, as well as Gradual Awakening by Dr. Miles Neale, we will cover and rehearse a series of fourteen meditative topics from devotion and refuge, right through to altruism, insight and tantra.
This is not a teacher training; this series of courses is for personal enrichment based on group ritual and textual recitation, lecture-discussion with Miles, and visualization-based sound journeys with Miles and Phil Jacobs to integrate brain states for optimal learning. The world needs more clear-minded, compassionate and creative human beings.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The Sacred Text
Our main, required text, The Essential Nectar by Geshe Rabten (2014) Wisdom Publications, is a unique practice manual for lam rim meditations.
Available from FPMT, Wisdom Publications and your favourite book sellers.
Supplemental readings will be provided or suggested.