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Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path with Emily Hsu

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Discovering Buddhism: Presenting the Path with Emily Hsu

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

May 20 – June 24

(6 classes)

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Module 3 of the Discovering Buddhism series, “Presenting the Path”, introduces thelam-rim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment. The lam-rim gives an overview of the entire path of the Buddha’s teachings and presents it in a logical, sequential way. We can see how all of the various teachings and methods of the Buddha fit together so that we can practice in a balanced way and according to our capabilities. Also, we come to understand that all the teachings of the Buddha are free of contradiction.

One of the most amazing benefits of the lam-rim is its practicality in daily life. We can deal with difficult situations by recalling the law of cause and effect (karma) and the unsatisfactory nature of cyclic existence (samsara). And the teachings of the great scope show how negative circumstances can be transformed into the path to enlightenment.

Prerequisites: none

Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment (http://www.lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&id=398)

, Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

Geshe Rabten,

The Essential Nectar (http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/essential-nectar)

, Wisdom Publications

Pabongka Rinpoche,

Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand (http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/liberation-palm-your-hand)

, Wisdom Publications

Registration at the Door: $15 per class or $75 for the entire course (six classes) if paid in full on the first day of class. Membersof a certain level get courses for free (see the

membership program (http://www.gyalwagyatso.org/membership-program.html)

for details).

Your generous donations are essential for the continuation of programs like this. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Please

contact us (http://www.gyalwagyatso.org/contact.html)

to make arrangements.

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