I have had a little rest from writing my blog every day, partly due to summer holidays and partly because I have been thinking hard about where I am with my ‘Daily Lamrim’ project and where I want it to go in the future.
The first thing to say is how much I have appreciated all the very kind comments which you have left on the blog over the past three years. They mean so much to me and I am very humbled.
The Daily Lamrim Project Continues
As you will know if you have been following the blog, I have had various practices over the years, but all revolving around the practice of Heart Jewel with Lamrim meditation, as presented by my supremely kind teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. I intend to continue with my daily practice and I also intend to continue to post daily to this blog. However there are going to be a few changes…
I am delighted to be able to tell you that I have been accepted onto the Special Teacher Training Programme provided by KMC London. This is a three year study programme where several books are studied in depth. I will be engaging in this study programme by correspondence, while maintaining my daily practice, keeping a full time job and being a dutiful husband and father. This won’t leave much spare time!
In the past I have presented my posts as personal interpretations of the Lamrim teachings, to show how I arrive at my meditation object. I believe I have been successful in my original aim of demonstrating how we can bring in our own experiences and ideas to create qualified and meaningful objects of meditation. In the future, I will not be going into nearly so much detail regarding the contemplation phase of the meditations. Instead I will be posting a short reasoned statement, or syllogism , which gives and explains the meditation object (see my post here for more information about syllogisms). For example:
‘My human life is precious because I can use it to attain enlightenment’.
Although the statement above is short, it provides everything we need to reach a fully qualified meditation object.
It will be for you to decide if these statements are valid – that’s your challenge 🙂 As always, all comments are welcome!