The wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions is now easily available to everyone. Many effective practices exist for dealing with life’s challenges and for realizing the state of ultimate freedom and love. But how do we know which of the many practices is best for us at any given time? How does one avoid getting lost or aimlessly trying one thing after the other with no results?
The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has gifted us with a “map” that can be used to safely and effectively navigate the inner world and clearly identify which practices are most helpful in any given situation. This “map” can be a helpful guide for practitioners of any spiritual tradition and for those who are simply seeking to be happy and kind.
In this course we will be guided by the “Lamp for the Path to Awakening” composed by the Buddhist Master Atisha in the 11th century. This text was the first such “map” and started a long tradition of teachings known as “The Steps on the Path” (lamrim).
This course will emphasize experiential discovery of each of the steps of a spiritual path in our own life through meditations, discussions and real-life practices.
Mondays, May 15 - July 17, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
(no class on May 29 and July 4th)
Sliding scale from $120 to $160 (includes audio recording of all classes)
Note: Drop-ins allowed for first 3 classes only ($20 per class, which will be deducted from the total if you sign up for the course).
Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend. Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to Middle Way LA. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. If you are unable to pay, please contact us.