Lamrim Retreat Month - July 2017

July Saturdays and Sundays (except July 1th, 2nd & 9th)

The July 2017 Lam Rim Retreat Program was prepared by Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of the Tsongkhapa Meditation Center in Sainte-Sophie Quebec as a very practical and simple approach for those who wish to participate to our Lamrim Retreat Month. This retreat will help us contemplate deeper each point of the Lamrim teachings we received over the year at the Center, so we can gradually actualize and practice these teachings in our daily life, develop virtue, advance on the spiritual path, and help others.

 

July 8th: Preliminary practices

 

Topics of July 15th & 16th: Beings of small capacity

  • Perfect Human Rebirth
  • The Eight Worldly Concerns
  • Impermanence and Death
  • Suffering of the Lower Realms of Existence
  • Refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

 

Topics of July 22nd & 23rd: Beings of middle capacity

  • Karma, The Law of Cause and Effect
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • The Realms of Samsara
  • True Suffering
  • The True Cause of Suffering
  • Twelve Branches of Dependent Arising
  • Drawing of the Wheel of Life

 

Topics of July 29th & 30th: Beings of great capacity

  • Equanimity
  • Generating Bodhicitta: The Totally Open Heart
  • Samatha: Calm Abiding Meditation
  • Emptiness

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