‘Kadam’ is Buddha’s teachings combined with the special instructions for putting them into practice given by the great Buddhist master, Atisha. ‘Lamrim’ is the. Part of a series of teachings based on the The Gradual Path to Enlightenment ( Lamrim) given at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. Kadam Lamrim Retreat. Aug 31 – Sep 7, Lamrim is a powerful series of practical meditations that lead us along the entire path to enlightenment.

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From China it spread into Korea, Japan, and into Tibet in the seventh century. Tibet had been isolated for centuries—difficult to get in and difficult to get out. I discovered, a little late in life, that a relationship without the delusion of attachment is well worth having. There was to be a small War Pension.

We hold onto pamrim. This karma Actions of our body, speech and mind.

Meditation-based solutions to life’s problems

The young men were hastily conscripted and shipped off to the battle fields of France and Belgium. They would become musicians.

But then different celestial beings from the god realms as well as different human beings came and requested him for teachings. Incredible by teaching so many different meditation methods, by emphasizing different ways of practice to different groups of people, the Buddha was able to reach out to so many different kinds of people—people of different interests, different dispositions, different ways of understanding things.

The horrors of that war — the fighting in the trenches, the loss of limbs, having to survive in the waterlogged ground with your dead buddies lying beside you — provided endless agonies. There they were written down and commented on, and they were preserved for centuries. In a social system like in Tibet, you talk so much about bodhicitta, and the Tibetans are friendly, and they are very kind people, but why is there this whole distinction between the rich and the poor?


And yet it happens. We have to have a lot of discriminating wisdom.

What do I practice? As a single mother, my mum worked harder than anyone I know, giving up so much, just so we could have the things we wanted.

We would love your support! Next, Geshe-la gets us to go into those kindnesses in some detail. It is important to be assured that something has the Buddha as its source, has a tried and true lineage that is tested over many years by the Indian pundits and later by the Tibetan practitioners. But if you have this overall view, then you can see that for the purpose of encouraging us to practice through recognizing our very fortunate opportunity, we think of the advantages of our human body and this human life.

How cool is that? By using my memory to access that feeling, I can turn anyone into my mother.

Kadam Lamrim – Kadampa Life

They had a completely different cultural view. We want to practice a teaching that has Buddha as the source. In the Burmese tradition, they talk about vipassana and samatha. Not a lot, but, she thought, just enough to pay for music lessons. Whatever they taught me was perfect. And now my own friends and family are having kids, I can see the quantities of love and hard work that go into mothering.

He was running a stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts. It contains practices such as generosity, ethics, patience—all the activities of a bodhisattva.

At only sixteen, he was asked to lead a small orchestra in the one and only silent cinema boasted by the local town. Everything is being explained to us in the context of us actually becoming a buddha and us actually stepping onto that path and practicing that path to become a fully enlightened buddha. They came hours every week without fail.


The starting point of the lamrim is a division of Buddhist practitioners into beings of three scopes, based upon the motivation of their religious activity. It is not at all contradictory if you have this understanding of the gradual path. It made me really appreciate the lamrim so much.

This is summer in Italy. Those five got realizations, went out and spread the teachings ladam others who also got realizations. There is only one point where I am going to stop and give a lot of background information. Should I try to become enlightened in this lifetime?

Serlingpa is a non-profit organization run completely by volunteers. He gave simple teachings to those of initial scope, profound teachings to those of middling scope, and very profound teachings to those of great scope.

They may not really integrate the teachings in their hearts. We get disillusioned by our own expectations and preconceptions.

Kadam Lamrim Retreat – Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre

When he talked to people with very little good karma, he explained things in a kadan simpler manner. The people who practice the religion might not be so pure. It deals with the method side of the path and it came down from Maitreya to Asanga and down to the last lineage holder, Trichang Rinpoche. Where are all those mothers now?