July 29th 7pm to August 5th Noon

Is there a method to follow to become enlightened?

The Sanskrit word for enlightenment, bodhi, literally means awakened, i.e., awakened from the sleep of ignorance, and the Tibetan word for enlightenment, jang-chub, means purified and developed.

This retreat will guide you step-by-step in a method which has been used for hundreds of years by the realized masters of Tibet.

The genre of teachings known as the Stages of the Path (Tibetan: Lamrim) represents a synthesis of the entire path to enlightenment. Based on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, they present the essence of all the Buddha’s teachings in a clear and concise way, easy to understand and apply in meditation.

Lama Tsongkhapa composed several stages of the path commentaries, from extensive to very concise. This retreat will be based on the outline of the Middle Length Lamrim by Lama Tsongkhapa. Note: this retreat is not part of an FPMT Lamrim Basic Program module.

About the Teacher

Don’t miss this chance to get teachings from one of our most senior western teachers, Venerable Sangye Khadro. She is an accomplished author and experienced retreat leader known as a very kind and instructive teacher.

Originally from California, Venerable Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) began studying Buddhism with Tibetan lamas in Dharamsala, India, in 1973. She became a nun in Nepal the following year, and received full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988.

At the request of her teachers, she began teaching in 1980, and since then has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in various countries around the world, occasionally taking time off for personal retreats. She served as resident teacher in Buddha House, Australia, for two years and in Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for eleven years.

From 2008–2015 she followed the Masters Program at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy. Her book, “How to Meditate”, is a best selling book of Wisdom Publications.

More info: Read an interview with Ven. Sangye Khadro here:

http://www.liberationprisonproject.org/news/06_02_08_ven_sangye_khadro_interview.php

Date(s): July 29th 7pm to August 5th Noon
Times: 7:00 pm - 10:30 am
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Sangye Khadro
Type of event: retreat
Number of sessions: Multiple
Level: General
Participation: Full time. Residential and commuter options available.
Location: Main Gompa
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Registration and Donations for Lamrim Retreat with Ven. Sangye Khadro

Ticket Type Price Spaces
1. Residential Retreat - Single Room (SK-Lamrim)
Includes all sessions, 7 nights lodging, plus all meals: $1170. (Members receive $50 off.) $100 non-refundable deposit with the balance of $1170 due at check-in.
$100.00
2. Residential Retreat - Double Room (SK-Lamrim)
Includes all sessions, 7 nights lodging, plus all meals: $890. (Members receive $50 off.) $100 non-refundable deposit with the balance of $790 due at check-in.
$100.00
3. Residential Retreat - Dorm-style Room (SK-Lamrim)
Includes all sessions, 7 nights lodging, plus all meals: $750. (Members receive $50 off.) $100 non-refundable deposit with the balance of $650 due at check-in.
$100.00
4. Residential Retreat - Single Yurt (SK-Lamrim)
Includes all sessions, 7 nights lodging at yurt campground, plus all meals. $1030. (Members receive $50 off.) $100 non-refundable deposit with the balance of $930 due at check-in.
$100.00
5. Ordained Sangha Dorm (SK-Lamrim)
Includes all sessions, 7 nights lodging in dorm room, plus all meals: $320.
$100.00
6. Ordained Sangha Commuter (SK-Lamrim)
Includes all sessions, plus all meals.
$0.00
7. Commuter Retreat (SK-Lamrim)
Includes all sessions, plus all meals: $470. (Members receive $50 off.) $50 non-refundable deposit with the balance of $420 due at check-in.
$50.00
8. LMB Staff (SK-Lamrim) $0.00
Gift of Dharma
Choose multiple Spaces to add more donation, in support of the spiritual program at LMB.
$20.00