Advice from Atisha’s Heart
March 12th – 17th, 2017
Gaden Shartse Monastery, India
Open Live Streaming
“You should consider this well because it is not just words from the mouth,
but sincere advice from the heart.”
Atisha was one of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Throughout his life he wrote, translated, and edited more than 200 books, out of which 79 have been preserved in Tibetan. One of his most outstanding works is the poem, “The Lamp for the Way to Enlightenment”, which originated the Lamrim Tradition; the gradual path towards enlightenment. One of his most important legacies was the development of the Lobjong mind-training practices, and the importance of the concept and practice of “bodhicitta”.
When Atisha went to Tibet he first visited the city of Ngari. He lived there for two years and gave numerous teachings to the disciples of Lama King Jangchub O. He then decided to go back to India, but before his departure, Jangchub O begged him to give farewell teachings. Atisha replied that he had already given all the advice they needed. However, as they kept imploring him insistently, he agreed and gave them wonderful advice, so that their vision and practice of the inner work could be enriched.
*The Gaden Shartse Monastery is located in a government protected Tibetan settlement within the state of Karnataka, in southwestern India. Therefore, it is required to have both a Protected Area Permit (PAP), in addition to a Visa. Permit processing time takes 3 months. If you are at all considering attending this course, we suggest you submit a permit application now. This is to ensure that if at a later point in time, you do decide you would like to go, you will be able to.
Please provide the following information to the email address below:
-Full Legal Name (as it appears on your passport)
-Date of Birth
Deadline: December 15, 2016