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Song of Experience – with Venerable Olivier Rossi
From Wednesday, 14. April 2021
To Wednesday, 26. May 2021
Online via Zoom and YouTube live:
Wednesdays, April 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021
6:30-8:30pm
Indian Standard Time (GMT+5.5)
 
erablThe literary genre known as Lamrim, or Stages of the Path, originated with the 10th century scholar known as Atisha. His seminal work, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, condensed and systematised the vast canon of the Buddha’s teachings into its quintessential instructions. Over 300 years later the genre enjoyed a renaissance in Tibet under Lama Tsongkhapa, whose oeuvre includes Songs of Experience, one of the pithier of his Lamrim treatises.
Venerable Lobsang Jamyang (Olivier Rossi)
Venerable Olivier

 

About the Teacher:

Ven.Lobsang Jamyang (Olivier Rossi), after graduating in Marketing Management, worked in France and the USA before settling at the Monastery of Nalanda to devote himself to the study and practice of Dharma. Ven.Olivier, in 1998 began studying the Masters Program and in the same year he was ordained a monk.He graduated with honors from the Masters Program. At the request of Ghesce Ciampa Ghiatso he remained at the ILTK in the role of teaching assistant for Italian language students of the Basic Program and Master Program.Teaching for years at weekend courses in Italian Dharma centers.He is highly appreciated for his ability to teach students all over the world.

 

Guidelines of behaviour in a Dharma environment

Root Institute is a delightful, semi-monastic meditation centre.

To maintain a conducive, spiritually harmonious atmosphere for inner reflection and meditation, we kindly ask all our students, guests and visitors to observe the following guidelines:

  • Respect all life: do not intentionally kill any living being, even small insects.

  • Respect others' property: do not steal or take anything not freely given.

  • Be honest and straightforward: do not lie or intentionally deceive others.

  • Be celibate: no sexual activity; this also includes no romantic holding hands, hugging, massages and other physical displays of affection.

  • Be alert and mindful*: avoid intoxicants such as alcohol, drugs and cigarettes; we encourage you to stop smoking while here, but if this is impossible, you can smoke outside the gates.

  • Be considerate of others' silence: keep silence in the appropriate areas and at all times during residential courses, especially in the meditation hall (gompa) and dormitories; no singing or playing music and, in general, maintain a quiet demeanour while on the property.

  • Be considerate of the monks and nuns: dress respectfully; please no shorts above the knee, tank-top shirts, or tight and revealing clothing.

  • Couples: can stay in the same room for two weeks or less under the celibacy policy.

Please be aware:

  • * The Bihar state government has passed laws totally prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcohol in the state, with very severe penalties! Please ensure that you do not carry any alcohol with you in Bihar.

  • Also, please note that those in service or teaching in FPMT centers and projects do not engage in the practice of Shugden and, due to our commitment to following His Holiness the Dalai Lama's advice and supporting his work, we do not share our materials and facilities with those who knowingly continue to practice Shugden against his advice.