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Rimpoche’s teachings throughout American, Europe and Asia since the mid 1980s have been published and are available here as lightly edited transcripts. To date, Gelek Rimpoche has also published two books, Good Life, Good Death and The Tara Box, with other book projects in process.

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Lam Rim Teachings
Lam Rim Teachings

Lam Rim Teachings

4 PDF and EPUB Transcripts

Lam Rim, the graduated path – or roadmap – to enlightenment, is a foundational Buddhist teaching outlining the progression of spiritual practices needed to attain full enlightenment.

Gelek Rimpoche, with characteristic wit and humor, lays out the path in easy-to understand every day terms.

 

Transcripts:
Lam Rim Teachings Vol. 1

Lam Rim Teachings Vol. 1

Transcript 1 of 4, PDF and EPUB, 193 Pages

The first volume explains the qualities of the lam rim and introduces the preliminary meditative framework that will transform the study of lam rim topics into a practical, experiential journey.

 
 
Lam Rim Teachings Vol. 2

Lam Rim Teachings Vol. 2

Transcript 2 of 4, PDF and EPUB, 180 Pages

This volume contains the teachings on the initial scope: contemplating the preciousness of life, it’s transience, the truth of karma and the need for taking refuge.

Lam Rim, the graduated path – or roadmap – to enlightenment, is a foundational Buddhist teaching outlining the progression of spiritual practices needed to attain full enlightenment. Gelek Rimpoche, with characteristic wit and humor, lays out the path in easy-to understand every day terms.

 
 
Lam Rim Teachings Vol. 3

Lam Rim Teachings Vol. 3

Transcript 3 of 4, PDF and EPUB, 121 pages

This volume introduces the medium scope of the spiritual path, aligned with Buddha’s famous Four Noble Truths: ordinary life is in nature suffering, there are specific causes for that suffering, these can be eliminated, and one can follow a reliable method and arrive at liberation, the state free of suffering.

Lam Rim, the graduated path – or roadmap – to enlightenment, is a foundational Buddhist teaching outlining the progression of spiritual practices needed to attain full enlightenment. Gelek Rimpoche, with characteristic wit and humor, lays out the path in easy-to understand every day terms.

 
 
Lam Rim Teachings Vol. 4

Lam Rim Teachings Vol. 4

Transcript 4 of 4, PDF and EPUB, 216 Pages

Volume 4 features the great scope, the Mahayana and introduces various methods to attain bodhimind, the ultimate, unlimited, unconditional love and compassion and strengthen it with the practices of Mind Training and the six compassionate activities.