Lamrim Retreat

The Stages of the Path

We held a nine-day meditation retreat in Santiniketan, West Bengal, on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim) from October 20 to 28. While some participants gathered at SSVAD, the retreat venue, in Santiniketan, others joined online.

The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment or Lamrim, was written by Venerable Atish Dipankar who first combined the wisdom lineage, also known as profound path, and the method lineage, or the vast path, of Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings. In this retreat, we followed Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s commentary on Lamrim, received teachings and meditation instructions from his book, ‘How to Understand the Mind’.