Small seeds grow into large crops.Yeshe Tsondru The Essence of Nectar
Similarly, in countless successive lives, limitless results of happiness and misery
arise from even the tiniest individual virtuous and non-virtuous couses.
The Essence of Nectar is an extensive prayer written by Yeshe Tsondru (19th century) which he composed as a complete meditation manual on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim). In the process he draws examples from various facets of life in order that one may enrich one´s meditations on the «Graded Path» and easily apply the practices to the development of one´s thought and conduct.
Don Handrick will guide us through this beautiful course.We will have the opportunity to develop our path through meditation on the Lam Rim, to come to «experience» the Gradual Path.
The Essence of Nectar is one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s favourite Lam Rim, and he has on countless occasions advised his disciples and students to use it as a base text for meditation.
Don Handrick is a touring teacher for the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), sharing the Dharma with centers and study groups in North America and other parts of the world, both in-person and online.
Don’s study of Buddhism began in 1993 after reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. Over the next two years he practiced with Sogyal Rinpoche’s organization, until he began attending classes in 1996 with Venerable Robina Courtin at Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco… read more