Reliance on a Spiritual Guide is the foundation for the Buddhist path. Just as we would rely on an ordinary teacher to learn a craft, trade, musical instrument, or for schooling, so too must we rely on a qualified teacher for our own, inner development. This skill of reliance is one that is developed and refined over time and, in Buddhist teachings, there are extensive explanations on how to do this in a wise, careful, and effective way. Especially for modern people in modern times, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has provided exquisite, powerful methods to learn how to rely and how to use our own reliance for rapid spiritual development and growth.
Gen-la Jampa is as a long-time student of Venerable Geshe-la a remarkable example of enjoying the experience that comes through reliance. He will share over two classes some essential explanations and teachings so we can all learn and improve our ability of relying on a spiritual guide!