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We invite you to join us for a very special opportunity at Maitripa College! On most Sunday mornings, Yangsi Rinpoche (supported by other teachers when needed) will guide us through the Lamrim: the stages of the path to enlightenment, which is the classic presentation of the graduated steps of the path to enlightenment and the foundation of all spiritual practice according to the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to receive an introduction to this classic framework from a recognized master of the tradition! No registration or prerequisites necessary, all are invited to attend.

Lam-rim Course Schedule October 6, 2019-May 31, 2020

(Sundays 11:00am – 12:30pm)

Sunday, October 6: Class 1 ~ What is “Enlightenment” Anyway? Motivation for Learning the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim)

Sunday, October 13: Class 2 ~ The Greatest Goodness is a Peaceful Mind. Atisha, The Greatness of the Teaching

Sunday, October 20: Class 3 ~ The Upside-Down PotHow to Listen to and Explain the Teachings

Sunday, October 27: Class 4 ~A Virtuous Friend. Relying on the Teacher

Sunday, November 3: Class 5 ~Sitting Still. The Meditation Session

Sunday, November 10: Class 6 ~It’s Not Zoning Out. Refuting Misconceptions About Meditation

Sunday, November 17: Tara Retreat with Yangsi Rinpoche: click here to register

Sunday, November 24: Closed for Thanksgiving Break
December 1: Closed for Thanksgiving Break
December 8: Closed for Winter Celebration clean up (Volunteers needed)

December 15: Class 7 ~ Lucky to be Here. A Human Life of Leisure and Opportunity

Sunday, January 26: Class 8  ~ Locating Oneself on the Path. The Three Types of Persons 

Sunday, February 2: Class 9  ~ The Only Certain Thing. Mindfulness of Death  

Sunday, February 16: Class 10  ~ Looking Ahead. Reflecting on Your Future Life 

Sunday, February 23: Class 11  ~ Protection in the Storm. The Practice of Refuge 

Sunday, March 1: Class 12  ~ Protection in the Storm. Refuge Precepts and Taking Refuge 

Sunday, March 15: Class 13  ~ Reap What You Sow. Karma: Part 1 

Sunday, April 5: Class 14  ~ Reap What You Sow. Karma: Part 2 

Sunday, April 12: Class 15  ~ A Starting Point. The Attitude of a Person of Small Capacity 

Sunday, May 3: Class 16  ~ The Basis of Everything. Cultivating Ethical Behavior 

Sunday, May 10: Class 17  ~ Like Honey on the Razor’s Edge. The Origin of Suffering and The Twelve Links of Dependent-Arising: Part 1 

Sunday, May 24: Class 18  ~ Like Honey on the Razor’s Edge. The Origin of Suffering and The Twelve Links of Dependent-Arising: Part 2 

Sunday, May 31: Class 19  ~ Definite Emergence: Liberation! The Medium Scope 

In Fall, 2020 this course will continue with teachings on the Medium and Great Scope according to the lamrim. 


March 1
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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