Practical Teachings on Becoming Enlightened – with Geshe Sonam

Practical Teachings on Becoming Enlightened – with Geshe Sonam

Zoom Meeting Online

time 10:00 AM

Every Sunday from




When: Sundays, 10 am – 11:30 am, with questions welcomed from 11:30 am – 12 pm EST.

Please note: There will be a one-week pause of this series on Sunday, January 30 as Geshe Sherab’s retreat on patience will be taking place on this day. See details here. 

The Essence of Refined Gold, by the third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso (1543-1588), is a beloved meditation manual of the Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) tradition. This text is written in the style of prompts for meditation, with brief beautifully evocative explanations on how to develop inner peace and happiness. Geshe la will explain the essential points of the text and lead meditations during the sessions. As always, we will conclude with time for questions so that students can seek advice on applying the principles to their own spiritual practice.

“When one realizes the intent of the Buddha, all his teachings will be seen as wise and skillful means for satisfying the diverse spiritual needs of the variety of beings.” -Essence of Refined Gold

A video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teaching on the Third Dalai Lama’s “Essence of Refined Gold” can be found here.

The text can be found here.

Register here to join with Zoom (this is a very simple and quick registration process by email), or watch them live-streamed on Facebook.

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