Term: Thursdays July 1 – August 19
The Lam Rim (“Stages of the Path”) contains the most important points we need to learn about, understand, and meditate on in order to actualize our Buddha nature, our potential for enlightenment, for the benefit of all beings. This course will focus on a relatively short Lam Rim text, The Easy Path (De Lam), by the first Panchen Lama, and will use materials from other Lam Rim texts as well. Classes will include an explanation of a different topic each week, plus time for discussion and Q&A. There will be weekly reading and meditation assignments.
Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) was born in California, and began studying Buddhism in Dharamsala, India in 1973. She became a Buddhist nun in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1974, and took bhikshuni ordination in 1988. Over the years, she has studied with various teachers including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe, and the Dalai Lama. At the request of her teachers, Ven. Sangye Khadro began teaching in 1979, and since then has taught in many countries around the world. She is the author of How to Meditate and Awakening the Kind Heart (Wisdom Publications). She completed the Masters Program in Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa, Italy, in 2013, and is currently residing in Sravasti Abbey and teaching online.