Lam Rim retreat
THE GRADUAL PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT
Enlightening Our Potential:
In order to achieve more happiness for self and others, it is important to understand our mind and its potential to attain enlightenment.
Samsara and nirvana are also created by the mind. In order to get out of the cycle of suffering and help others to achieve the same we have to generate the realizations of the stages of the path to enlightenment, the Lam Rim. In this retreat Geshe Namdak will guide us through the important points of the Lam Rim and the ultimate nature of our mind by teaching essential and inspiring texts like Lama Atisha’s Lamp for the Path and Lama Tsongkhapa’s Song of Experience.
He will not only clearly teach these texts and have Q&A, but will also kindly lead us in the meditations on these subjects.
Retreat led by Geshe Namdak
Venerable Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology.
He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in The Netherlands in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997.
He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so. He has received a great number of teachings from His Holiness and many other highly respected teachers and lineage masters, has done many retreats and is an experienced teacher in practical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism that he teaches with great clarity and a good sense of humour.
Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches also at other centres in Europe and India.