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Lam Rim Sunday School

In our Adult Study class at 9:30 AM for the months of January and February, we will take a first look at how the lam rim can be used as a framework for a progressively deeper and broader understanding and practice of Biblical wisdom and the teachings of Jesus.
As study materials are developed, they will be made available in Web log ("blog") format at This can be used for study prior to the Sunday morning classes, or afterwards as follow-up or by those who are unable to attend the Sunday morning class.
The lam rim (“Stepwise Path”) is a systematic program for learning and applying the precepts (teachings) and practices of both Theravada (“The Way of the Elders”) and Mahayana (“Great Vehicle”) Buddhism. This “spiritual technology” was first laid out by the Indian monk and scholar Atisha (982-1054) in the 68 verses of his Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, as a means to provide a systematic teaching to the people of Tibet. These teachings were further developed through the insights of subsequent generations of teachers, and the somewhat divergent traditions that resulted were reunited by the great scholar Tsongkhapa (1357-1419).