Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, Snow Lion, ; Ronald M. Davidson, Atiśa’s Lamp for the Path to. : Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment (): Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Ruth Sonam: Books. Atisha’s most celebrated text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part .

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Atisha’s Lamp For The Path To Enlightment – His Eminence Gyalrong Khentrul Rinpoche

It may take months or years, but at the end of your life you can feel confident about your next destination. As it subsided, its place was taken by the plaintive tones of a cello. The text categorises spiritual practitioners as of initial, medium and advanced capacities. The aim of a person of initial capacity is to gain relief from suffering through the practice of morality.

Fervent applause filled the arena when His Holiness took the stage. Verse 7 Training the Mind: Recognising that they all followed the same teacher, the Buddha, they suggested that lap were still differences between them. Joy and wisdom function on that mental level; peace of mind is achieved through mental training.

For as long as space endures, And for as long as living beings remain, Until then may I too abide To dispel the misery of the world. His Holiness agreed that there were differences, but said that the practice of both traditions was based on the Vinaya. What we are free to do taisha, is to keep our language and culture alive.

There is a common sense of not being confined only to this life or to material values. Similarly, going for refuge is something they also have atiwha common, despite their focussing on different objects.

He spent some time at Nalanda, but his main monastery was Vikramashila. His Holiness recalled meeting an Indian family atiisha asked him what he liked to watch on television. In their Buddhist training Tibetans memorise the root text, study each work and explore what they mean through debate. This is something to be proud of. When Shantarakshita the great Indian master, logician and philosopher introduced Buddhism into Tibet in the 8th century, he emphasised the use of logic and epistemology.


He said that everyone has a mother attisha most of us receive tremendous affection from her.

Among the audience of aboutatisa who received the maximum affection when they were young were most likely have grown into happy, secure adults.

What unites us is our common language and culture. Share Facebook Twitter Email Copy. His Holiness then offered some final words of advice: The love and compassion common to all major religions and their teachings about tolerance and patience also relate to training the mind.

Buddhists I urge to read the text again and again; this is not something to be contented about.

Lamp for the Path of Awakening

On behalf of the organisers, Ann Walter, expressed thanks to His Holiness, atishs sponsors and everyone who had contributed to the teachings as a volunteer.

When he told them that he watches no television, but relies on BBC radio for news, the younger members of the family were incredulous and asked how he passes his time.

Early on it may seem difficult, but it becomes easier with familiarity. Verse 2 Training the Mind: He also so had a warm conversation with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz before meeting with a group of Tibetans resident in the vicinity of Louisville.

Scientific research has shown that positive meditation and mental training yield measurable improvements in well-being with reduced blood pressure and stress. Among these is the practice of atissha and His Holiness made it clear that this is something that can be cultivated by anyone, whatever tradition they follow. But mental qualities have no such limits, mind is formless and there is no limit to knowledge, so never feel contented with what you know; study more and more.


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Tantrayana uses physical exercises and energy to further our spiritual development. Verse 3 Training the Mind: Sometimes, historically, due to misunderstandings the Sanskrit tradition has seemed to look down on the Pali tradition, which in turn has questioned whether the Sanskrit tradition is really the teaching of the Buddha. It is evident that those among our neighbours who are friendly and affectionate are happier. It was written by a ,amp Indian Buddhist master and philosopher lmp the eleventh century at the behest of the King of Guge, a small kingdom in Western Tibet.

Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 20 May – Returning to the Yum Center for a second day, before beginning his morning teaching session, His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with representatives of the Dalai Lama Fellows, young people working in lap parts of the world in peace, justice and ecology. Verse 4 Training the Mind: Verse 1 Training the Mind: He put on his yellow robe to receive them. When the conditions that give rise to them come to an end, the satisfaction they provide vanishes.

In the Sanskrit tradition, external conduct is regulated by following the Vinaya, which lqmp also common to the Pali tradition, while mental lwmp is guided by the Bodhisattva code. This was a key factor in making Tibet the heir to the Nalanda tradition. The ten unwholesome deeds of body, speech and mind are, with the possible exception of wrong view, common to most religious traditions.

This was followed by the reading of a financial account.