What if there were such a thing as enlightenment, a real possibility for a human being to achieve complete awakening? And what if there was a clear path to evolve towards that goal gradually? And what if that path had been refined over the centuries by great masters into a series of comprehensive stages and systematic steps that made it incredibly accessible to any seeker? And what if those gradual steps were then artfully condensed and eloquently presented in a fourteen-verse prayer to quickly internalize so that the entire path was available to us at any time? And what if that condensed prayer taught us how to take any experience, the joys and sorrows, the victories and challenges, as part of the path so that our entire life could be reframed as a spiritual opportunity to fulfill our innate potential and purpose? Fortunately, all these questions have been affirmed, and the possibility of awakening is available to us now. We need only the courage to embark on the adventure and the resolve to follow the gradual path to its culmination.

Through lectures, stories, guided meditations, and textual recitation, emphasizing real-world application, Buddhist psychologist and author Dr. Miles Neale leads a six-week pilgrimage along the lam-rim or gradual path of Tibetan Buddhism introducing subjects such as mentor-devotion, karma, refuge, compassion, emptiness, and tantra. Each session coincides and relates the stage of the journey with the profound verses of the 14th-century prayer by Tibetan scholar-yogi Je Tsongkhapa called the Foundation of All Good Qualities supplemented by Geshe Tenzin Zopa’s textual commentary and Miles’s book Gradual Awakening Tenzin Zopa’s textual commentary and Miles’s book Gradual Awakening (Sounds True 2018). Suitable for all levels.




Topic: Dr. Miles Neale: Foundations of the Buddhist Path
Hosted By: Maggie Mohler
Start: Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023 07:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours 0 minutes
Current Timezone: America/New_York

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