365 Days of Lamrim

Our 12-month journey starts January 17, 2023 and ends February 19, 2024

The most important thing is the continuity of developing your mind in the lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment. It doesn’t matter if you are in Africa, Tibet, on the moon, in Iraq or wherever, whether you are rich or poor: continue to develop your mind in the lamrim. That is the most important thing.

– Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The lamrim is a much cherished collection of Buddhist teachings that leads us along a spiritual path.  The lamrim covers the paths of Liberation, Mahayana and Vajrayana; these teachings lead us gradually and progressively along the path to enlightenment.

Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation aspires to provide the platform for all people to study, contemplate and meditate together on the teachings from Lamrim Year: Making Life Meaningful Day by Day.  The Lamrim Year is a compilation of 365 teachings by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, published by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

Alison Murdoch’s research for the book involved collecting Lama Yeshe’s and Lama Zopa’s teachings from over the years.  She identified passages that aligned with the outline provided by Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand. Today, we may be inspired through contemplation and meditation by reading one page a day in the 365 day compilation of teachings in the Lamrim Year.

Lhagsam’s 365 Days of Lamrim Program runs from January 17, 2023 to February 19, 2024, with a winter break between December 18, 2023 to January 8, 2024.

The book may be downloaded for free or by donation. If you would like to read the new Lamrim Year Companion, start your journey here.  This option provides you with an electronic notepad so you may take daily notes about your spiritual progress.

The 365 Days of Lamrim Program

Lhagsam’s “365 Days of Lamrim” consists of two sessions – Together on the Path (ToP) and Glance Meditation. Each week, we will explore the lamrim topic outlined in the book.  Starting the week with ToP on Tuesdays, we’ll have a short meditation followed by a discussion and on the following Monday we’ll have a longer guided meditation on the same topic during Glance Meditation.

What makes this program special is that Tahlia will be creating the weekly meditations based on the lamrim topics for that week.  She will draw upon her years of experience as a Dharma practitioner and meditator to prepare our weekly meditations–bringing the Lamas teachings to life!

Each weekly cycle is from Tuesday to the following Monday.  One can choose to do both sessions or either one of the two. Drop-ins are welcome to any individual session.  Both sessions will be led by Lhagsam’s facilitators.

Together on the Path – 365 Days of Lamrim

Time: Every Tuesday, 19:00 to 20:00 (CET) The first session starts on January 17, 2023
60 minutes

What you can expect:  The session opens with a 15 minute guided meditation adopted from the Lamrim Year. Following, we will have a 40 minute group discussion about the lamrim topics that week and our experiences during the meditation.  The discussion is also open for questions about your meditation and contemplation plans for the week.  The following Monday, you may join Glance Meditation, which is a guided meditation on the same topic.

The practice is offered online via Zoom without registration:
Meeting ID: 849 2192 8952
Passcode: 871688

Glance Meditation – 365 Days of Lamrim

Time: Every Monday, 20:00 to 20:30 (CET) The first session starts on January 23, 2023
Duration: 30 minutes

What you can expect:  The session is a longer guided meditation that will allow us more time to delve into the lamrim topic of the week.  The glance meditation is adopted from the Lamrim Year and is suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists.  During the meditations, experiences in daily lives will be used as the basis for reflection and meditation.

The practice is offered online via Zoom without registration:
Meeting ID: 910 346 209
Passcode: 068950

Donations: You would make us very happy by supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation is 0-40 CHF for a session or please become a member. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).

Language: English

Level: Some basic understanding of Mahayana Buddhism is of benefit. Everyone is welcome, each session is self-paced to meet one’s own disposition.  The sessions are suitable for drop-in’s as well as for all levels.

The weekly topic and schedule – each week starts on Tuesday

365 Days of Lamrim runs from January 17, 2023 to February 19, 2024, with a winter break between December 18, 2023 to January 8, 2024.

WeekCalendar DatesTopicDaysPage
Week 117.01 - 23.01IntroductionDays 1–31
Weeks 2-924.01 - 20.03Guru DevotionDays 4–634
Weeks 10-1321.03 - 17.04The Perfect Human RebirthDays 64–8664
Weeks 14-1718.04 - 15.05Impermanence and DeathDays 87–11387
Weeks 18-2016.05 - 05.06The Lower RealmsDays 114–134114
Weeks 21-2506.06 - 10.07RefugeDays 135–169135
Weeks 26-3011.07 - 21.08KarmaDays 170–208170
Weeks 31-3522.08 - 25.09The Sufferings of SamsaraDays 209–238209
Weeks 36-3926.09 - 23.10The Evolution of SamsaraDays 239–266239
Weeks 40-4124.10 - 6.11The Twelve Links of Dependent OriginationDays 267–282267
Weeks 42-4707.11 - 18.12BodhicittaDays 283–339283
Week 4809.01 - 15.01BodhicittaDay 332 to 339332
Weeks 49-5216.01 - 12.02EmptinessDays 340–363340
Week 5213.02 - 19.02Wrap-upDays 364–365364