Teachings on the Stages of Meditation
~ Khenpo Samdup ~
A resident lama at Gar Drolma Buddhist Center in Dayton, Ohio
Founded by His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, a high lama
in the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism
Introduction to the Stages of Meditation
Friday, April 8
• 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Teachings from Khenpo Samdup’s
book “Stages of Meditation”
Saturday, April 9
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
• 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 10
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open to everyone, regardless of background or experience.
You may make a donation for the event (the suggested donation is
$60 for all four sessions, or $20 per session) at our website.
Please indicate in the comments for the donation that the donation
is for Khenpo Samdup and the sessions you will attend.
Those who attend all the sessions will receive a complementary
copy of Khenpo Samdup’s book “Stages of Meditation.”
Others may purchase the book during the retreat.
Please note that space is limited!
For those familiar with our center, please park
in the adjacent parking lots to save space for
newcomers (especially on Friday night).
Hope to see you there!
Khenpo Samdup was born in Kham, in the Nangchen region of Eastern Tibet, received the vows of Refuge from Garchen Rinpoche when he was seven years old, and became ordained as a monk at the age of twelve. While traveling extensively with his kind root lama, Garchen Rinpoche, to Amdo, he met another extraordinary and highly realized lama, the Revered Dzogchen master Khenpo Munsel, from whom he received direct pointing out instructions on the nature of mind.
Later, he traveled on foot for a month to the monastery of master Khenpo Jigme Puntsok in Amdo, in order to devote himself to study, contemplation, and meditation. While there for four years, he received many pith instructions, empowerments and teachings from Khenpo Jigme Puntsok and received teachings on almost all of the Twelve Great Scriptures from his main student Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro.
He also studied at Dzogsar Shedra for four years and then went to Kagyu College, where he received a graduate degree and taught for five years.
Khenpo Samdup learned that the main objective of Buddhism is to reach the state of liberation and complete omniscience and that the path that accomplishes that objective is the conduct of love and compassion, and bodhicitta, together with the view of emptiness and karmic interdependence.
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