Lamrim Resources

The lamrim (“graduated path”) is a textual tradition that organizes Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings into a complete step-by-step path to enlightenment.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Achieving Lamrim Realizations

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given new advice suggesting that students follow a lamrim outline and meditate on each subject for two weeks or one month until all subjects have been completed. Rinpoche advised, “The amount of time for meditation is up to the individual, but the general advice is to finish the lamrim in one year,” Rinpoche said. “To meditate like this each year, wow, wow, wow! That would be great.”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Lamrim Commentaries
Extensive Lamrim Texts and Titles
Medium-length Lamrim Texts and Titles
Concise Lamrim Texts and Titles
Lamrim Audio Programs
FPMT Education Programs
  • FPMT Basic Program: This text based, in-depth education program includes the subject Stages of the Path, presented by means of an oral commentary on Je Tsongkhapa’s Middle Length Lamrim.
  • Discovering Buddhism: This is a two-year, fourteen-module series that provides a solid foundation in the lamrim.
  • Living in the Path: This lamrim program is based on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings on Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.
Jangchup Lamrim Commentaries Lamrim Meditation Schedule

FPMT Education Services has created a schedule to help you plan daily lamrim meditation sessions over the course of a calendar year. It was created on the basis of the book The Essential Nectar by Geshe Rabten, which is available through the Foundation Store. The schedule is available as an Excel spreadsheet or PDF.


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