BOOK SESSIONS AT METRO HOTEL
Use the form below to book your place and make your payment online (PayPal or credit card). We recommend you book your place online to assist us with managing the number of attendees. For events that are sold out, persons who have pre-booked online will be given preference for admission. Note that due to overwhelming demand we have moved the venue up the road to Metro Hotel 61 Canning Hwy South Perth.
TEACHINGS: The Foundation of All Good Qualities
3 Sessions: Sat 24 Mar 10am-12noon + 2-4pm, Sun 25 Mar 10am-12noon
Excerpt from the Mandala magazine Aug-Sep 2007
The Foundation of All Good Qualities
By Lama Tsongkhapa
In the 11th century, Tibet was blessed by the arrival of the Indian Buddhist master Lama Atisha. Motivated to present an organized summary of the sutra teachings, Atisha composed a short text entitled, The Lamp of the Path. Three hundred years later, Lama Tsongkhapa expanded upon this text with his opus The Great Exposition on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo). The often referred to “Lam-Rim teachings” are taken from this seminal text. The teachings are presented in three scopes according to the capacities of varying practitioners — small, medium, and great — which organize practices and meditations on the path into gradual stages.
Lama Tsongkhapa’s famous prayer, The Foundation of All Good Qualities, is the most concise and stirring outline available of the Lam-Rim teachings. In only fourteen stanzas, Tsongkhapa offers us a prayer that covers the entire graduated path to enlightenment, short enough to recite every day, profound enough to study for a lifetime.
The foundation of all good qualities is the kind and venerable guru;
Correct devotion to him is the root of the path.
By clearly seeing this and applying great effort,
Please bless me to rely upon him with great respect. …
JENANG: Je Rig Sum Chig Thus: Sun 25 Mar 3 – 5pm
His Eminence Kyabje Ling Rinpoche will give the Je Rig Sum Chig Thus Jenang which brings blessings of Manjushri, Chenrezig and Vajrapani. They represent the enlightened qualities of Manjushri manifesting the Buddha’s innate wisdom, Chenrezig manifesting the Buddha’s great compassion and Vajrapani manifesting the Buddha’s power. The same qualities manifested in Lama Tsong Khapa, the great 14th century yogi and scholar. There is no ongoing commitment with this Jenang.
Cost for Events at Metro Hotel:
4 Sessions: $90 Non-member / $70 Member
1 Session: $25 Non-member / $19 Member
Member pricing is for current members of the Hayagriva Buddhist Centre and for current members of any other FPMT centre
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