Rimé literally means a ‘non-sectarian’ or ‘non-biased’ view. Some people relate this to the idea that all systems are equal, but it actually focuses on recognising the value and benefit of multiple points-of-view from Gelug, Nyigma, Sakya and Kabje traditions. Although these are different schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the essence of their teachings is the same. Through this philosophical approach of Rimé, the great masters of the past were able to discover the definitive meaning of the Buddha’s profound teachings.
In this text Je Tsongkhapa explains that renunciation, bodhichitta and a correct view of emptiness (voidness) are the three pathways of mind essential for reaching enlightenment through either the sutra and tantra vehicles of practice.1 Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) is the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.
The texts serving as the basis for the course will be:
1. The Four Dharma Traditions of the Land of Tibet by Mipham Rinpoche (www.lotsawahouse.org)
2. Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (www.lotsawahouse.org)
1 Source: www.studybuddhism.com
This course is intended for those who have already followed the basic meditation course or who have already a grounding in meditation practice.
Dates: Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm
September: 14, 21, 28
October: 5, 19, 26
November: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December: 7, 14
(Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course).
Where: Online until further notice. Webcast link will be shared prior to the start of the course.
€195 (€175.5 for sustaining members, €97.5 for students/unemployed/retired, free participation for donating members).
The price includes all sessions on the above indicated dates. Fees shouldn’t be an obstacle. Please contact us if there is a problem.
Please pay by bank transfer to the Centre’s account:
IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Monday Course, Autumn 2020 (your name)