Lam Rim Intensive

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Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand – With Geshe Rabga
From Monday, 10. February 2020
To Friday, 20. March 2020
Location : Small Gompa
Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo
Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo
(Tibet Historical Society, 1932 via Wikimedia Commons)

This season’s Lam Rim Intensive will be based on the text, Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, one of the best-known and most accessible presentations of Lam Rim.

It was composed by one of the greatest Tibetan scholar-yogis of the 20th Century, Second Pabongka Rinpoche, also known as Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo.

The text is based on his twenty-four day series of teachings given in 1921 to a large gathering of sangha members and laypeople that was a complete synthesis of all the Buddha's teachings, from notes taken by Trijang Rinpoche, who became His Holiness the Dalai Lama's junior tutor.

As with all lam rim texts, its structure leads the disciple through contemplations which expand their spiritual development from a state of small, to middling and, eventually, to great scope, the path of a bodhisattva.

This course will be led by our resident geshe, Geshe Ngawang Rabga, who teaches in Tibetan and will be supported by our experienced English translator & tutor, Matt Whiston.

Schedule

First Day – 10 February 4:30 pm - Welcome & Introduction in the small gompa with Matt Whiston (Geshe-la’s translator) and Munsel from Spiritual Programme.

Schedule from 11 February

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
Retreat Day
FridaySaturdaySunday
Retreat Day
6:30 am Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation
7:30 am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 am Break Break Break Meditation
9:00-10:00
Break Break Meditation
9:00-10:00
10:30 am Teachings
Geshe-la
Teachings
Geshe-la
Reading Assignment & Self Study Meditation
10:30-11:30
Teachings
Geshe-la
Reading Assignment & Self Study Meditation
10:30-11:30
Noon Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 pm Meditation Meditation Reading Assignment & Self Study Meditation Meditation Reading Assignment & Self Study  
3:00 pm Break Break Break Break Break Break Break
3:30 pm Teachings
Geshe-la
Q & A
Teachings
Geshe-la
Q & A
Discussion
Group
Meditation
3:00-4:00
Teachings
Geshe-la
Q & A
Discussion
Group
Meditation
3:00-4:00
5:00 pm Break Break Break Meditation
4:30-5:30
Break Break Meditation
4:30-5:30
6:00 pm Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
7:00 pm Meditation Meditation Meditation Break Meditation Meditation Break


Please note the schedule variations on Thursdays & Sundays in bold.

 

Please note: This schedule is subject to change.