Explore Lamrim as a path toward freedom

A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment was written by Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana (982–1054). The great Indian pandit and yogi extracted the essence of all 84,000 teachings of the Buddha and organized them into clear steps known as the lamrim, or stages of the path to enlightenment.

Lama Tsongkhapa was born a few centuries after Atisha. He took Atisha’s presentation and added subsidiary material to provide clarity. The teachings we are about to receive contain all the essential points of the whole path to enlightenment.

H.H. the Dalai Lama explains why the step-by-step approach is also the “fast” path:

“What distinguishes it … is its scope and clarity. It expounds the entire path from the way one should rely on a spiritual teacher, which is the very root, right up to the attainment of buddhahood, which is the final fruit. The various stages of the path are presented so clearly and systematically that they can be easily understood and are inspiring to put into practice.”

Additionally, this text is written for meditation. It’s written so that we learn and think about what we hear and then use it to transform our mind. It is not written for intellectual study. It’s written for us to think about, and in thinking about it, change our attitude and our life. Meditation isn’t just watching the breath. Meditation allows us to enter other states of consciousness and thus transforms the way we think. It transforms perception itself. By learning these different steps on the gradual path, by reflecting on them every morning and every evening, your view of life begins to change. Eventually, the way you interact with yourself and with the world starts to change.

+ Registration is open until May 6. If you missed the first class, details and material will be sent to you prior to the second class on May 7.

+ This class will meet one Sunday a month for a year for 90 minutes beginning at 9am PT/ 12pm ET. The class will not meet in September 2023. Please see the calendar schedule.

+ Each class will be recorded so you may revisit the teachings. Live attendance is highly encouraged to fully experience the teachings.

+ We will be working with the book Lamrim Year: Making Life Meaningful Day By Day by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche which you will need for class:

+ At the end of the yearlong study, there will be an optional 4 day in-person retreat offered in Canada. It will be a separate cost. More details will be provided during the course.

+ This yearlong class is offered at sliding scale depending on your financial situation $250 – $375.

You may also choose to do a 6-month payment plan of $62.50. After your initial payment for registration, an invoice will be emailed to you on the 15th of the month June – October. We found invoicing would prevent attendees from paying unnecessary processing fees. We ask that you please pay promptly.

More information about Chris Beaudry:
Chris Beaudry is a father, husband & farmer in NE Saskatchewan Canada. He has an extensive background in devotional bhakti practices, Tibetan Buddhism (Gelugpa school), and Compassionate Inquiry®. He is a facilitator of the Project’s Conscious Support for Grief Groups which meets on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Chris has studied under Lama Sonia Potie for many years and was given permission to teach in January 2022. He has also worked with many other teachers including RamDev Dale Borglum, Don Jose Ruiz, Sadhguru, and Gabor Maté.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the course further please feel free to email Chris at cbeaudry@sasktel.net

“The amount of time for meditation is up to the individual, but the general advice is to finish the lamrim in one year,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said. “To meditate like this each year, wow, wow, wow! That would be great.”

2023-2024 Lamrim Registration

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