Over 2500 years ago, Shakyamuni Buddha gained direct insight into the nature of reality, perfected the qualities of wisdom, compassion, and power, and revealed the path to his disciples. In the 11th Century, Atisha brought these teachings to Tibet in the form of the lam-rim – the stages on the path to enlightenment. The lam-rim tradition found its pinnacle in the teachings of the great Tibetan saint Lama Tsongkhapa in the 14th Century, and these teachings continued to pass from teacher to student up to this present day.
When Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche transmitted these teachings to their disciples, they imparted a deeply experiential tradition of study and practice, leading thousands of seekers to discover the truth of what the Buddha taught. This tradition is the core of Discovering Buddhism.
All of the FPMT study programs and especially Discovering Buddhism are presented within a context that reflects FPMT “Wisdom Culture.“
Discovering Buddhism is a fourteen-module series that gives the student a solid foundation in the teachings and practice of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism.
Jamyang Mindrol-ling is currently about halfway through the modules, but each can be attended as a separate course for those who want a deeper insight into our tradition of Buddhism. We intend to repeat the course in the future when the current run is finished.
The classes run alongside on the first and third Thursdays of the month; for details of the current class looking at our Facebook page follow our Twitter account or download the calendar.
Next Module Starting Thursday April 6th 2017
Introduction to Tantra
Learn what tantra is, how it works, and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. Learn to integrate tantra with lam-rim meditation for optimal results.
The course will run on every first and third Thursday of the month; download the calendar here.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Open from 7:00 for tea!)
Suggested donation £5:00
Friends Meeting House
Coventry CV1 4AN