The "Three Principles of the Path" is a brilliant explanation of Buddhist ethical and contemplative practices by the 14th century Tibetan master Tsong Khapa. He was the founder of the Gelugpa tradition, to which the FPMT, Maitreya Instituut and H.H. the Dalai Lama adhere, and he had the gift of clarity in his presentations. This teaching offers an inspirational and comprehensive explanation of the most important factors in one’s spiritual life and is applicable to both lay and monastic practitioners.
The commentary explains the entire path to enlightenment, summarized in its three main features, often called renunciation, ultimate compassion and wisdom. Je Tsong Khapa reminds us to first – build the strong determination to be free of our negative emotions, second – to develop love and compassion (the bodhimind) to their fullest potential, thereby determining to take personal responsibility to end suffering for all, and third – to work to understand and experience wisdom, the true nature of reality, which can then transform the bodhimind and ultimately result in total enlightenment.
This teaching provides an impulse to take a different look at our own life and practice.
Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28,
10.00 - 15.00 hrs