Stages of the Path: Calm Abiding and Special Insight (Weekend 1)
November 6 @ 10:00 am - November 7 @ 3:00 pm
About the Course
- Online Class
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London is currently midway through its current cycle of Basic Programme, an in-depth study programme on Buddhist philosophy and practice that has been designed by FPMT. Although registration for full enrolment has closed, we are opening up each subject to Observer students. Observers will be able to watch the teachings via a private YouTube link, and will have their own Q&A session with Geshe Namdak at the end of each weekend. Please do not register if you are already fully-enrolled as a Basic Programme student.
PLEASE NOTE: Recordings of these teachings be available for a limited time after the live teachings. Attendance as an observer student does not count as credit towards course certification.
About this subject
Over the course of four weekends between November 2021 and May 2022, Geshe Namdak will teach on the Calm Abiding and Special Insight chapters of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Middle Length Lam Rim. The celebrated system of teachings known as the Stages of the Path (lam rim) represents a synthesis of the entire path to enlightenment, and the union of Calm Abiding and Special Insight is its culmination, combining single-pointed concentration with correctly analysing the nature of reality.
Is this for me?
As this course deals with the more advanced sections of the lam rim literature, students will derive the greatest benefit if they have familiarity with the lam rim, for example: by having attended one of the introductory or foundational FPMT programmes, such as Discovering Buddhism.
- Saturday 6 November 2021 | 10:00 – 16:10
- Sunday 7 November 2021 | 10:00 – 15:00
Finish times are provisional. Please allow a degree of flexibility, as teachings may occasionally run over.
About Geshe Namdak
Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology from Van Hall Larenstein University, The Netherlands. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide. Because of his deep interest and background in science, and as a member of Sera Jey’s Education Department, he spoke on and organised various dialogues and conferences on contemporary science and ancient Buddhist contemplative wisdom of the mind and its philosophy.
How to join
Please register for the event below to receive a private YouTube link which will be used for the whole weekend. Please do not register here if you are already fully-enrolled as a Basic Programme student.
About our generosity model
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.