Three Principal Aspects of the Path: part 3 | Sat 9 Nov | 10am - 4.30pm | Morden | Gen Kelsang Gomchen
The Path of Wisdom
Sat 9th November| Day Course | 10am – 4:30pm
“Strive in the means for realizing dependent relationship.” - Je Tsongkhapa
This day course will explore the third of The Three Principle Paths that lead to the state of enlightenment, the correct view of emptiness.
Although we may have developed renunciation and the supreme good heart of Bodhichitta, unless we turn our mind to meditation on emptiness we wil not be able to cut the root of all suffering, self-grasping ignorance. The best way to understand emptiness, the way things really are, is to understand dependent relationship- how things exists as dependent arisings and lack their own inherent fixed natures. Je Tsongkhapa said that dependent relationship was the “King of Reasons” for establishing emptiness and in his Three Principal Aspects, he explains how we can understand all phenomena as depending on their mere name.
Gen Gomchen will guide us step by step through the profound explanation of emptiness that is revealed by Je Tsongkhapa in The Three Principal Aspects of the Path and its commentary in The Mirror of Dharma. In particular we will explore the profound teaching on the Union of Appearance and emptiness, Buddha’s highest correct view that is revealed in the Tantras and how we can use this to abandon all the obstructions to our enlightenment.
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 email@example.com and we will happily help you with your query.