Online Teachings

May 22, 2020: The Path to Enlightenment - Bodhichitta & The Four Seals of Dharma

This video teaching continues our regular Path to Enlightenment program and follows on from the last video.

In this teaching Les revises the three principal paths and gives commentary on how to be successful in our practice.

The class also covers the four seals of dharma and begins the teachings on how to develop bodhichitta.

This video is suitable for all students.

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May 18, 2020: Guided Meditation - Mindfulness of Mind

Today we present an audio file in which Les guides a meditation on Mindfulness of the Mind.

This meditation is the perfect accompaniment to the “Why Enlightenment is Possible” video posted on May 5th.

To play the audio file within the web page, simply click on the play symbol. To download the audio file, please click the “Download Now” button and the file will then be saved to your computer/device.

(We recommend downloading the file so that you can have access to the meditation offline)

This meditation is suitable for all students.

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May 14, 2020: The Path to Enlightenment - The 3 Principal Paths & Bodhichitta

In this video Les continues our regular Path to Enlightenment teaching program from where we last left off.

The teaching begins with a concise overview of the three principal paths and the three scopes.

It concludes with teachings on the two types of bodhichitta and the three minds for generating bodhichitta.

This teaching is suitable for all students.

If you enjoy this teaching and would like to make an offering you may do so here, through our secure online store.

 

May 5, 2020: Why Enlightenment is Possible

In this video Les presents a teaching on why enlightenment is possible for all of us.

Les discusses the importance of  having wisdom based faith, a genuine heart felt belief, not just acceptance. 

He talks about how we need to purify our minds, then step by step realise the conventional and ultimate nature of our minds – the pure nature of mind being our natural potential for enlightenment.

This teaching is suitable for all students.

If you enjoy the video and would like to make an offering you may do so here, through our secure online store.

 

April 24, 2020: Refuge - Teaching & Meditation

In this video Les presents a teaching on Refuge.

The teaching covers the essence and application of going for refuge to the Buddha, Dharma & Sangha, the causes of going for refuge, the objects of refuge and the way to go for refuge.

The last part of the video includes a beautiful guided meditation  on going for refuge to the Buddha. A full description of the meditation can be found in Geshe Loden’s Path to Enlightenment.

This meditation is suitable for all students

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April 18, 2020: Mindfulness of the Breath Meditation

Today we present an audio file in which Les guides a meditation on Mindfulness of the Breath.

Breath meditation is widely practiced and helps us to create a greater awareness of the present moment. By focussing on each breath or cycle of breaths, we learn to relax the body, slow the mind and become more aware.

To play the audio file within the web page, simply click on the play symbol. To download the audio file, please click the “Download Now” button and the file will then be saved to your computer/device.

(We recommend downloading the file so that you can have access to the meditation offline)

This meditation is suitable for beginners and people new to the practice of mindfulness.

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April 10, 2020: Purification Practice

In this video Les gives a commentary on methods to purify our karma and our minds.

This teaching covers the four opponent powers as detailed in Geshe Loden’s Path to Enlightenment and includes a description of the Vajrasattva meditation and pronunciation of the Vajrasattva mantra.

The accompanying audio file is a guided meditation session where Les describes Vajrasattva and the methods of purification.

Please watch the teaching component first and then listen to and meditate along with the audio file.
(We recommend downloading the audio file to your own computer/device so that you can have access to the meditation offline)

We have included the written form of the Vajrasattva mantra below for your reference.

“OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA, MANU PALAYA, VAJRASATTVA TVENO PATISHTA, DRIDHO ME BHAVA, SUTOSHYO ME BHAVA, SUPOSHYO ME BHAVA, ANURAKTO ME BHAVA, SARVA SIDDHI ME PRAYACHA, SARVA KARMA SUCHA ME, CHITTAM SHRIYAM KURU HUM! HA HA HA HA HOH BHAGAVAN,
SARVA TATHAGATA, VAJRA MA ME MUNCHA, VAJRA BHAVA, MAHA SAMAYA SATTVA AH HUM PHAT”

To play the audio file within the web page, simply click on the play symbol.

To download the audio file to your computer/device, please click the download button. The downloaded file will then be saved to your computer/device.

This video teaching and the accompanying audio file are suitable for all students.

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April 4, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind Meditation

As we are currently closed and unable to hold classes, we are pleased to present our first online teaching. 

In this video, Les guides a meditation on mindfulness of breath and mindfulness of mind and then gives a short teaching on the subject.

This video teaching is suitable for all students.

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