Gradual Path (Lam Rim)
The system of Mahayana Buddhist meditation known as Graded Path (Lam rim in Tibetan) is the main public teaching of the Geluk school, which is the Tibetan source tradition for the FPMT and for Jamyang.
The Graded Path meditation system sets out a graded series of meditations designed to generate in the meditator the motivations and understandings necessary for progressing along the path to enlightenment.
It was first given form by the Bengali Pandit Lama Atisha Dipamkara Srijnana in the 11th century when he was teaching his Tibetan students, but it is considered to have its roots in the teachings of the two great Indian Buddhist Masters Nagarjuna and Asanga and ultimately in the teaching of the Buddha Shakyamuni himself.
Delivered online: Lam Rim Chen Mo
The Lam Rim Chen Mo course takes just under 2.5 years to complete. Please visit the Lam Rim Chen Mo website for more information about the online course.
Graded Path meditations
Every year, in the summer programme, we focus on the Gradual Path meditations. On Wednesday evenings Geshe Tashi explains the topics to be meditated on, building up over ten or so weeks to a complete gradual presentation of the path to enlightenment. These teachings are then completed by a nine or ten day retreat (which can also be attended for fewer days) where students get an opportunity to really get a taste of the meditations and progressively more expansive motivations of this system.
Please look out for Gradual Path events in the events Calendar.