Three Principal Aspects of the Path: part 1 | Sat 26 Oct | 10am - 4.30pm | Morden | Gen Kelsang Gomchen
The Path to Perfect Peace
Sat 26th October | Day Course | 10am – 4:30pm
“…renunciation is very important to begin, make progress along and complete the path to enlightenment, which in turn proves that renunciation is the essential meaning of the teachings of all the Buddha’s”
– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, The Mirror of Dharma
This day course will explore the first of The Three Principle Paths that lead to the state of enlightenment, the joyful mind of renunciation.*
To practice renunciation, it does not mean that we abandon our friends and family or give up our wealth and possessions, it simply means that we seek a state of permanent peace and the abandonment of all suffering and its causes. The moment we develop this spontaneous wish for liberation, at that time renunciation is generated and we have entered the actual path to the perfect peace of Nirvana.
Gen Gomchen will give line by line commentary to the precious explanation of renunciation found in The Mirror of Dharma and explain how we can use this heart advice from Je Tsongkhapa and Venerable Geshe-la to develop this mind within ourselves.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Gen Kelsang Gomchen is a qualified Kadampa practitioner and teacher of Kadampa Buddhism who has taught widely throughout the UK. He has received extensive teachings of both Sutra and Tantra including the empowerments of Highest Yoga Tantra from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has completed an intensive Special Teacher Training Programme with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, and engaged sincerely in meditation retreats on both Sutra and Tantra.
Gen Gomchen is known for his ability to inspire others through sincere practice and to present the deeper meanings of Venerable-Geshe-la’s books in a way that is practical and relevant to all who listen.
This course is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators.
What will each session consist of?
Each session will include a combination of teachings and guided meditations with an opportunity to ask questions at the end and socialize with like-minded people during the break time.
Do I need to bring anything or wear anything special?
No. All sessions will take place on chairs but there are optional cushions if you prefer to sit cross-legged. You don’t need to bring anything else with you, but some people like to take notes during the session, so feel free to bring a paper and pen.
What if I’m new to this?
Everyone is welcome to participate in this course and will benefit both new and experienced people alike. Our reception staff will happily recommend some follow on reading or classes after the course if you are interested.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily help you with your query.