About the 2012 – 2015 Jangchup Lamrim Teachings
In 2002, H.E. the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche requested His Holiness the Dalai Lama to give teachings on the Eight Great Lamrim Treatises, at the three great seats of monastic learning in South India: Sera, Drepung, and Ganden Monasteries. In 2011, Gaden Shartse Monastery has also requested His Holiness to bestow Lamrim teachings.
His Holiness very kindly accepted these requests and in November 2012 began his teachings on the Eight Great Lamrims, as well as ten additional Jangchup Lamrim treatises.
These annual Jangchup Lamrim Teachings took place over four years:
In 2012, His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestowed the first portion of the Jangchup Lamrim Teachings at Gaden and Drepung Monasteries in Doeguling Tibetan Settlement, Mundgod, South India, 30 November to 13 December 2012.
From 25 December 2013 to 3 January 2014 His Holiness gave the second portion of the Jangchup Lamrim Teachings at Sera Monastery in Lugsung Samdupling Tibetan Settlement, Bylakuppe, South India.
His Holiness gave the third portion of the Jangchup Lamrim Teachings at Gaden Monastery in Doeguling Tibetan Settlement, Mundgod, South India, 23 to 29 December 2014.
His Holiness gave the fourth and final installment of the Jangchup Lamrim Teachings 20 December 2015 to 1 January 2016 at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Dickyi Larsoe Tibetan Settlement, Bylakuppe, South India.
The Eighteen Jangchup Lamrim Commentaries
Click the link below for the list of individual texts and their authors, that His Holiness so kindly taught upon:
The Eighteen Commentaries in Various Languages
Download all eighteen of the Tibetan-language texts here.
See the Text Translations page for a bibliography and PDF downloads of available translations into English and other languages.
Sixteen Drops of Kadam Initiation
His Holiness concluded the whole event by bestowing the 16 Drops of Kadam Initiation on 30-31 December 2015, and a White Tara Long Life Initiation on 1st January 2016. Click on the link below for more information.
Creation and Printing of the Lamrim Texts
For information about the creation, printing and distribution of the critical editions of the 18 Lamrim Texts, see here.