Pathway To Happiness – Sutra
Making life meaningful with three essential realisations
One of the clearest presentations of the path to enlightenment is a short poem called, The Three Principal Aspects of the Path. This legendary brief poem was composed 600 years ago by the extraordinary Spiritual Guide and founder of the New Kadampa lineage, Je Tsongkhapa. In as little as 15 verses, Je Tsongkhapa distils the vastness of the Buddhist stages of the path to enlightenment to three essential realisations, or experiential understandings. Gaining experience of these three – renunciation, bodhichitta, and the wisdom realising emptiness – will give us the psychological and spiritual tools we need to transform every aspect of our life into our spiritual path. Confidently and joyfully. Gen Kelsang Wangmo will take us on a spiritual journey step-by-step through the development of each of these three understandings, based on the commentary by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in his book The Mirror of Dharma (with Additions).
Retreat session will include instructions, guided contemplation and silent periods for meditation as well as some chanted prayers to focus and prepare the mind well for meditation.
Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15am
Session 2: 12.00 – 1.15pm
Session 3: 2.45 – 4.00pm
Unguided session 7-8pm Heart Jewel preliminary prayers and silent period for contemplation and meditation
This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience or none. Everyone is welcome.
Whole retreat £55 inc lunch £80
Per day £12
Lunch per day £5
Retreat free for Members
Venue: At KMC Edinburgh, 172 Leith Walk, EH6 5EA
Gen Kelsang Wangmo has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism and ordained as a nun for over 20 years. Loved for her gentle and joyful approach and her sincere example, Gen Wangmo’s lighthearted yet profound teachings provide practical wisdom for modern daily life.
Kadampa Meditation Centre
172 Leith Walk,
Street parking currently free in this area.
While tram work continues there is only southbound traffic on Leith Walk, towards the Centre.
Buses can be taken to Easter Road, then cut across Lorne Street onto Leith Walk.