Meditations on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
Lamrim Meditation Class
Monday 12-1pm with Kadam Kyle
The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, or “Lamrim” in Tibetan, is a sophisticated, practical presentation of Buddhist teachings, which is designed to help us improve and grow in a deliberate and joyful way. Over 1000 years ago the Buddhist sage Atisha consolidated the 84,000 teachings of Buddha into the Lamrim, which are 21 essential meditations, revolutionizing the practice of Buddha’s teachings. Since then, Lamrim has flourished throughout the world and it perfectly fits within our modern lifestyle. It is simple, scientific, and incredibly potent.
The Lamrim takes us step-by-step through carefully crafted meditations so we can purposefully nourish the qualities in our mind that lead to our happiness and reduce our painful thoughts and feelings. For example, some of the meditations help us enhance our self-confidence, empathy, or contentment. Others aid us in overcoming distractions, anger, or depression. Overall, by practicing these 21 meditations in conjunction with one another we will notice our mind becoming healthier, stronger, and finally more enlightened.
In this class, we will go one-by-one through the Lamrim, drawing out how we can personally use these meditations and create our own meditation practice. There will be a special emphasis on the art of meditation and how to really make our meditations effective.
$7 per class (Free for Members) | Drop-ins are welcome
April 24 Accepting and Embracing Impermanence
May 1 A Buddhist Perspective on Death and Dying
May 8 Understanding Our Mind
May 15 What Happens When we Die
May 22 Protecting the Mind throgh Refuge
June 5 Who is Buddha?
June 12 Making Sense of Your Life
June 19 Taking Responsibility and Making Change
Kadam Kyle Davis
Second Resident Teacher of KMC New York
Over the past seven years, Kadam Kyle has taught at the NKT centers in Boston, MA, New Bedford, MA and Providence, RI. He was recently appointed as the Second Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New York.
Kadam Kyle has engaged in in-depth study at both the Temple in New York and on the Special Teacher Training Program at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. His joyful and sincere example in daily life, and his clear and practical approach in teachings, have inspired many people in their spiritual life.
What to expect
Be guided in a short breathing meditation and connect to an experience of inner peace. No prior experience is necessary.
Every week the teachings explore one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness.
To finish the class, we will engage in another meditation based on the teaching that was given.
9am-5pm Monday - Friday
47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737