The Discovering Buddhism program takes a break, in favor of the program offered by Tibetan Buddhist Monk, Geshe Ngawang Tharchin (see below)
Study, discuss, and practice Buddha's teachings from the Graduated Path to Buddhahood, with the FPMT program called Discovering Buddhism.
The genre of teachings known as the Stages of the Path (Tibetan: Lam-Rim) represents a synthesis of the entire path to enlightenment. Based on Atisha's Lamp of the Path to Enlightenment, they present the essence of all the Buddha's teachings in a clear and concise way, easy to understand and apply in meditation. The beauty of studying the lam-rim is that whenever you hear a teaching anything Buddhist, you know where it fits into the whole path. So, in that way, you can say that everything the Buddha taught is in the lam-rim.
The Discovering Buddhism group in Hamilton will be doing a sample of Module 14, with purification practices of Vajrasattva and the Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls.
Discovering Buddhism comes to a close this week with a final practice of Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga (Ganden Lha Gyäma).
For a description of the benefits of this practice, from a commentary by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche visit here: http://www.lamayeshe.com/index.php?sect=article&id=233&chid=340