How to Develop The Art & Practice of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – Online Course Resources –

With Ven Mary Reavey: 8th-12th August 2020

This guided home retreat is a perfect opportunity to learn or revisit the Tibetan Buddhist path of meditation. The recordings provided offer the opportunity to listen to teachings on analytical and single-pointed meditation which incorporate posture, mental attitude and joy. Ven Mary highlights the main points help you learn and practice the main steps of the Lam Rim meditations (Steps on the Path to Enlightenment).

Below are all the resources Ven Mary provided to support and add to her teachings. You can also find all the recorded Zoom sessions (video and audio) below.

Ven Mary recommends the following reading material for before, during and after the course:

Recommended Lam Rim Texts:

  • Atisha – Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment – Commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen

  • Tsong Khapa – LamRim Chenmo

  • Tsong Khapa – The Principal Teachings of Buddhism

  • The 3rd Dalai Lama – Essence of Refined Gold

  • Geshe Archarya Thubten Loden – The Path to Enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhism; Meditations on the Path to Enlightenment; and Essence of the Path to Enlightenment

  • Geshe Rabten – The Essential Nectar

  • Geshe Sopa – Steps on the Path to Enlightenment 5 volumes

  • Geshe Wangchen – Step by Step

  • Geshe Wangyal – The Jewelled Staircase

  • HH Dalai Lama – From Here to Enlightenment

  • HH Dalai Lama – Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment

  • Pabongka Rinpoche – Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand

  • Yangsi Rinpoche – Practising the Path: A Commentary on the LamRim Chenmo

About Ven Mary

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Ven Mary was a staff nurse when she first encountered Buddhism at the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition’s mother monastery – Kopan – in Nepal in 1978. It was her love of adventure and trekking that led her to Kopan. Ven Mary attended a month long course taught by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa who emphasised the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for your own actions and their effects.

In 2001 Ven Mary took ordination as a nun with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, then until 2012 taught meditation and Buddhist philosophy at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Buddhist centres in Preston, Liverpool and at Armley Prison, Dumfries Prison, Leeds General Infirmary, St James’ Hospital and Wheatfields Hospice where she held regular meditation sessions. Ven Mary went on to take full Bikshuni ordination in 2015

Over the years Ven Mary has undertaken and led many meditation retreats. She completed a one year solitary retreat in 2014 and completes a three month personal retreat each year. She continues to regularly teach at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, Jamyang Liverpool and in York.

Reading Material for Zoom Sessions

Audio and Video Recordings of Zoom Sessions

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