THE PATH OF MEDITATION
The Path of Meditation follows the Mahāmudrā teachings of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Our online program covers the first year of meditation following the gradual path laid out by Phakchok Rinpoche during his worldwide retreats. The program also incorporates the pith instructions on view and meditation from Phakchok Rinpoche’s main root gurus, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche along with many other great masters of the lineage.
THE NINE YĀNAS CURRICULUM
The Nine Yānas Path provides a scriptural and philosophical basis for all teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Rinpoche. It follows the traditional teachings and practices of the Nyingma lineage and incorporates teachings and texts of all Vajrayāna traditions and philosophical schools. Practicing the Nine Yānas gives us an invaluable framework with which to better understand and implement the Buddha’s precious teachings. By studying, contemplating, and meditating in stages like the levels of a staircase, we can gain realization more swiftly.
TRADITIONAL VAJRAYĀNA PATH
The Traditional Vajrayāna Path focuses on the tantric path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism with an emphasis on the practices of the Chokling New Treasures tradition (Chokling Tersar). This path requires receiving the empowerments, transmissions and explanations together with study and learning in order to assimilate the views and methods that underlie the path of secret mantra practice. Ngöndro (Preliminary Practices) is a common entranceway into this path and we now offer an online support program containing teachings, support and guidance.