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Buddhism in Daily Life

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche

Rinpoche taught us how to employ proper actions to bring happiness for one's self and others by skillfully leading our daily lives.

 

The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche

Rinpoche taught from this text written by Gyelsay Togmay Sangpo, who lived from 1295 to 1369. This work is about training the mind. This means ridding ourselves completely of all disturbing emotions and their imprints. At the very least it should help us to prevent their coarser forms and gradually to decrease them.

 

Lamrim Dudon

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche    Courtesy of the Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Center at Rashi Gempil Ling

 

Shantideva Commentary

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche    Courtesy of the Guhyasamaja Center

Master Shantideva's most famous work is A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life --- a beautiful and inspiring book-length poem. The text clearly reveals all the essential points the ultimate life of compassion--for living as a bodhisattva, a being wholly intent attaining on Enlightenment for the welfare of all sentient beings. This book has served as an essential guide for Buddhist practitioners' daily lives for centuries. And even the Dalai Lama himself openly says that he bases his approach to life largely on guidance from this text. Khensur Rinpoche will use both analysis and his own experience to reveal how Shantideva's guidance can transform our own lives through its insights and practices.

 

Seven Point Mind Training

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche

The Seven Point Mind Training provides advice particularly useful for our day-to-day life. It is neither exotic nor poetic, but purely pragmatic: its subject is how to transform one's every activity into a method of opening the heart toward others. This is right livelihood, right action, in the deeper sense of the words.

Especially in the present age of social and economic unrest, when so few conditions encourage spiritual practice and so many oppose it, when the use of material resources, which are meant to support life, is exaggerated to obsession, the Lojong teaching is most useful.

 

The Three Concerns:
Essential Practices for Life, Death, and Intermediate Stages

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche

The root text by the great Indian saint Matipa Rinpoche was taught by Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa based on a commentary by the 7th Dalai Lama. These are practiced on a daily basis so that one becomes proficient enough to practice them respectively at the time of death and in the bardo state.

 

"Mind Training" or Lojong

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche

How does one manage relationships that are difficult? How does one learn to live with oneself and deal with one's weaknesses? These and other pertinent questions are dealt with in the teachings called "Mind Training" or Lojong.

The Lojong system was introduced to Tibet during the 11th and 12th century. Lojong is a body of teachings that is specifically structured for the "Training" of all the aspects of the "Mind" that are necessary for acquiring, and strengthening of the energy for complete enlightenment. It provides clear and detailed explanations for the complete transformation of all types of minds into healthier and wholesome states

 

Buddhist Dharma: Paths & Means - Selected Seminars

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche

Rinpoche explains the detailed practices involved in each of the five paths and ten grounds that a practitioner traverses to reach the state of perfect enlightenment.

 

Introduction to Tantra

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche

Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche answered questions that many people have about tantra. What is tantra? What does tantric practice involve? What are the characteristics of tantric practice? What are the benefits of practicing tantra? What is the base of tantric practice? What qualities are needed for a practitioner of tantra?

 

Introduction to Kalachakra

Teacher: Gyumed Rinpoche

Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche provided students with an introduction to the Kalachakra. This explanation is particularly useful to those who plan to attend all or part of a Kalachakra ceremony and initiation.

 

Selected Mantras and Prayers by Geshe Lobsang Dhargye

 

Lam Rim

Teacher: Geshe Lobsang Dhargye

Je Tsong kha pa's Lam-Rim Chen Mo or The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path is one of the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist classics. The work falls into the Lam-rim genre which stemmed from the Kadampa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Its main structure is based on the division of three levels of spiritual beings, which Atisha puts forth in The Lamp for the Path, and the three principles of the path.

 

Applied Buddhism: Meditation Techniques & Practice

Teacher: Geshe Lobsang Dhargye

Applied Buddhism will focus on the means to develop Calm Abiding, also known as “single-pointed concentration.” Using guided meditation based on key Buddhist paths such as Compassion, Bodhicitta and Emptiness, this class will provide an opportunity for individual practitioners to integrate concentration and insight in a group setting.

Bhuchung will teach techniques based on Lama Tsongkhapa’s great treatise, the “Graded Path Towards Enlightenment” (Tib.: Lamrim Chenmo) as well as on the teachings given by Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa.

 

Foundational Buddhism Series

Teacher: Geshe Lobsang Dhargye

Geshe Dhargye has kindly agreed to offer a series of classes on essentials foundations of Buddhist thought and practice. These classes will cover various topics to provide new students a broad overview of Buddhism. The course is designed to be more informal so as to encourage active interaction in the form of questions and debates. All are welcome!

 

 

Heart Sutra and The Four Powers

Teacher: Venerable Thupten Phuntsok

Listen to other classes about Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation taught by Venerable Thubten Phuntsok on his personal website.

 

 

 
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