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2024 New Lam Rim Course is coming soon!

 【Building A Beautiful Foundation】
- An Introduction to Buddhism, Lam Rim


If you are interested in Buddhism and don't know how to start, this course is for you! 

When we visit a house………we never walk in, point to the ground and say ''Oh, the foundation is sooo beautiful!''. Yet it is very important, so the house doesn’t sink or fall apart... in order for the house to stand strongly and peacefully under extreme weather (the analogy is to do with our ability to live in the world and not freak out when difficulties happen). 

In the same way,  we need our dharma practice to be there for us as a constant support.  If we want our dharma practices to be useful and fulfilling, a study framework of basic theory, analytical skills and meditation along with a group of like-minded people to support our learning and mental growth, becomes essential.  Many people treat their dharma practice as a hobby - they use it as a last resort, and only do their practices or study infrequently when there are big problems that they don’t know how to deal with.


Course details: 

Introduction of The Stages on the Path to Enlightenment (Tibetan: Lamrim), which is a Tibetan Buddhist text presenting ALL the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha in a sequence that leads us to the understanding and realisations of the Buddhist path. 

This course will cover an overview of the fundamental philosophy & psychology of the Buddhist path, what we normally call the Lam Rim. The Lamrim Teachings cover all the main subjects of Buddhist Philosophy and explain how anyone can walk the path to happiness and Enlightenment through overcoming our negative emotions and wrong perceptions, and cultivate positive & altruistic states of mind.  Even for non-Buddhists, there are so many down to earth practical tips on how to live a better life.  

During this course we will cover topics such as:

  • Precious Human Rebirth

  • Death & Impermanence

  • Karma

  • The four noble truths

  • Loving & kindness

  • compassion 

  • Emptiness (Wisdom)  

This course will be the foundation to support our Dharma practices, don’t miss out!

Taught by Venerable Namgyel

Course Schedule (ENGLISH#)

Dates in 2023: to be announced

Register and join class :

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Subtitle translations would be provided in youtube videos upon volunteers' availability, please refer to setting tutorial. Join us as our translators in other languages. 



  • If any change: We try our best to keep the activities as scheduled, yet we acknowledge impermanence, and sudden issues may arise. If changes are needed we will update the schedule via the website calendar, Facebook and Instagram, and email registered participants.

  • VNOS Gompa Etiquette Guidelines provides suggestions and advice about how to make the most of the teachings we attend and to support others who are also attending..

Session Recordings & Study Materials

2023 teaching recordings and materials will be uploaded here once ready

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For past years course recording & materials

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