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
Lamrim (the stages of the path to enlightenment) is a much cherished collection of teachings that lead us along a Buddhist spiritual path. Lamrim covers paths of Liberation, Mahayana and Vajrayana, these teachings lead us gradually and progressively.
Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation aspires to provide the platform for all people to study, contemplate and meditate together as laid out in the book Lamrim Year: Making Life Meaningful Day by Day. Lamrim Year is a compilation of 365 teachings by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, published by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
365 Days of Lamrim runs from January 17, 2023 to February 15, 2024, with a winter break between 18.12.2023 to 08.01.2024.
The book may be downloaded for free or by donation.
Lhagsam’s “365 Days of Lamrim” consists of two sessions – Together on the Path (ToP) and Glance Meditation. Each week, we will explore the same lamrim topic outlined in the book. Starting the week with ToP, we’ll have a short meditation followed by a discussion and six days later we’ll have a longer guided meditation during Glance Meditation. Each weekly cycle is from Tuesday to the following Monday. One can choose to do both sessions or either one of the two.
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
Duration: 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 and our experiences. 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.
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 guided meditation. The glance meditation is adopted from the Lamrim Year and is suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists. Experiences in daily lives will be used as the basis for reflection and meditation. Drop-ins are welcome to any individual session.
Both sessions will be led by Lhagsam’s facilitators. Everyone is welcome, each session is self-determined to one’s own disposition so it is 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 19.12.2023 to 08.01.2024.
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Schedule 365 Days of Lamrim
|Week 1||17.01 - 23.01||Introduction||Days 1–3||1|
|Weeks 2-9||24.01 - 20.03||Guru Devotion||Days 4–63||4|
|Weeks 10-13||21.03 - 17.04||The Perfect Human Rebirth||Days 64–86||64|
|Weeks 14-17||18.04 - 15.05||Impermanence and Death||Days 87–113||87|
|Weeks 18-20||16.05 - 05.06||The Lower Realms||Days 114–134||114|
|Weeks 21-25||06.06 - 10.07||Refuge||Days 135–169||135|
|Weeks 26-30||11.07 - 21.08||Karma||Days 170–208||170|
|Weeks 31-35||22.08 - 25.09||The Sufferings of Samsara||Days 209–238||209|
|Weeks 36-39||26.09 - 23.10||The Evolution of Samsara||Days 239–266||239|
|Weeks 40-41||24.10 - 6.11||The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination||Days 267–282||267|
|Weeks 42-47||07.11 - 18.12||Bodhicitta||Days 283–339||283|
|Week 48||09.01 - 15.01||Bodhicitta||Day 332 to 339||332|
|Weeks 49-52||16.01 - 12.02||Emptiness||Days 340–363||340|
|Week 52||13.02 - 19.02||Wrap-up||Days 364–365||364|