Introduction to Lamrim Meditation
with Ven. Katy Cole
Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
June 28 – August 30, 2021
The lamrim, stages of the path, is a core topic of study in our Buddhist tradition. The lamrim provides a concise and easily graspable picture of the Buddhist path. Transformation comes not only from study, but from thinking about the topics and doing analytical meditation on them, to make them a part of our lives.
Venerable Katy will help us to deepen our lamrim understanding through analytical meditation, beginning with practices to calm, and focus the mind before moving on to the lamrim topics. She will also touch on concentration and visualization in meditation. This program is offered drop-in and will benefit meditators of all levels. It will also support the students currently engaged with the Discovering Buddhism and the Exploring Buddhism programs.
Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Ven. Katy Cole has been a Buddhist nun for over 16 years. Since 2003, Ven. Katy has served in a variety of positions at FPMT including Liberation Prison Project's SPC, chaplain coordinator, and on the US Board of Directors. For the past five years Ven. Katy has visited Lawudo Gompa for retreat and helped Ani La Ngawang Samden with offerings in Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s cave and care of the baby cows. In 2008 Venerable Katy completed a one-year retreat at FPMT's De-Tong Ling Retreat center. Ven. Katy is currently at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s home in Aptos looking after the hundreds of daily offerings.