Seven-part series on the wisdom book of the great Tibetan scholar Gampopa – Module 1

Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye · December 10, 2023

„The precious Garland for the Highest Path“

Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye will transmit and explain The Precious Garland for the Highest Path, the well-known work by Jetsün Gampopa (1079-1153), Milarepa’s “sunlike” main disciple. Inspired by this short, profound text, Lama Sonam will help us to deepen and refine our understanding of the teachings and our own practice. He will present each part in small talks as well as inspire contemplations, meditations, and sharing in the group.

In this little guidebook for spiritual practice, Master Gampopa summarizes the most important oral teachings of his teachers in the form of memorable mnemonic sentences. Both the basics of the Buddhist path are conveyed as well as how to reach the heart of liberation, the realization of the nature of mind.

This powerful guide to spiritual practice is a wonderful inspiration for daily life and practice. Master Gampopa gives concise mnemonics that are truly a garland of jewels. In a simple and clear way, they present nuggets of wisdom for reflection and contemplation.

It begins with tips and tricks on how to acquire good conditions for practice and the skills of contemplation that can lead to a clear mind and the transformation of our lives. This is followed by instructions for meditation that bring us ever closer to the nature of mind.

Gampopa helps us to avoid misunderstandings on the spiritual path and to find more and more clarity about how to refine our practice. He encourages an understanding of the specifics of a spiritual life. With few words and always fresh contemplations, he invites us to pause and reflect.

Throughout the text we are led to a deeper understanding of the practices and the spiritual path. Gampopa provides everything we need to grasp the treasures of these teachings and to remember them in order to recognize and avoid the pitfalls and dangers on the spiritual path.

English with German translation.

Additional Texts used for daily practrice: PDF Download

The next 3 modules are onsite in 2024:
March 01-03, 2024
July 19-21, 2024
October 11-13, 2924

About Instructor

Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye

Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye has been one of the resident lamas of Kamalashila Institute since 1999. He was born in Nepal and studied at Karma Shri Nalanda Monastic University in Rumtek/Sikkim, later teaching at Karma Lekshey Ling Monastery in Kathmandu. His most important teacher, with whom he took refuge and was ordained, was the 3rd Jamgön Kongtrul, Karma Chökyi Lodrö Senge. As part of his teaching activities, he visits Buddhist centers throughout Europe and supervises Kamalashila city groups. He is a competent teacher of Buddhist philosophy and the meditation practices of sutra, tantra and Mahamudra.

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