DB8: Establishing a Daily Practice

Oct 1, 8, 15, 29 (No class Oct. 22)


Learn some practices you can do to generate realizations of the stages of the path (lamrim), including the preparatory puja (jorchö), stabilizing meditation, analytical meditation, requesting blessings, and practicing Dharma in daily life.

This is module #8 – technically called “Establishing a Daily Practice” – of the Discovering Buddhism program. It’s fine to jump in at the beginning of any of these courses.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Meditating on The Buddha
  • Developing meditative concentration
  • Preparatory practices that help with realizations
  • Requesting blessings and connecting with the lineage masters
  • Meditating on the lam-rim, stages of the path
  • Continuing your Dharma practice throughout the day

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About the Instructor

Venerable Steve Carlier (Thubten Sherab) was born in the UK, and has been studying Buddhism since 1977. He first met Lama Yeshe, the founder of the FPMT, and Lama Zopa, its current head, in 1978. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa in 1979 and received full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at Nalanda Monastery in France, and from 1993 to 2004 was one of only a handful of Westerners who have followed the Nalanda (India) tradition of studies at Sera Monastery in India. Since 1978 he has been a student of the revered abbot emeritus of Sera Je monastery, Geshe Jampa Tegchog. More recently he has served as this great master’s interpreter. He is currently at Land of Medicine Buddha, teaching the Basic Program and Discovering Buddhism program.

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Date(s): Oct 1, 8, 15, 29 (No class Oct. 22)
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event:
Number of sessions: 4
Level: Introductory
Participation: Best to attend all 4 classes if possible
Location: Main Gompa
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