Oxford Path of Freedom Course: Smile at Fear

We are excited to announce a new Path of Freedom course for the autumn/winter term, starting 19th September and carrying on every Tuesday until 12th December.

We know it has been a long break since the parinirvāṇa of Rigdzin Shikpo and we are looking forward to meeting again regularly.

This term we are going to do a round of teachings based on a book by Rigdzin Shikpo’s root guru, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche – ‘Smile at Fear’.

The first Tuesday each month we are going to have break from the teaching programme to meet for a meditation session and discussion.

For more information and to receive the Zoom link, contact us at oxford@longchenfoundation.org.

We hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing you soon!

DateTeacherTopic- Smile at Fear
19th SeptDanCh 1 ‘Facing Yourself ‘& Ch 2 ‘Touch and Go’
26th SeptWendy Ch 3, 4 & 5 ‘The Moon in You Heart ‘’The Sun in Your Head’ & ‘Indestructible Nature’
3rd OctDanMeditation and Discussion
10th OctDanCh 6, 7 & 8 ‘Sacred World’ ‘The Education of the Warrior ’& ’Nonviolence’
17th OctWendyCh 9 & 10 ‘Overcoming Doubt’ ‘The Tools of Bravery‘
24th OctDanCh 11 & 12 ‘Unconditional Fearlessness’ & ’Joining Heaven and Earth’
31st OctWendyCh 13 & 14 ’Making Friends with Fear’ & ‘Monumental Nonexistence’
7th NovWendyMeditation  and Discussion
14th NovDanCh 15 & 16 ‘Unconditional Confidence’ & ’Discovering Windhorse’
21st NovWendyCh 17 & 18 ‘The Spark of Confidence’ & ‘The Other Side of Fear’
28th NovDanCh 19 & 20 ‘Invincibility’ and ‘How to invoke Windhorse’
5th DecDan and WendyConclusion and Discussion
12th Dec Gaṇacakra

About the Oxford Group

Meditation is the means of connecting more fully with the world of our own experience. It is a path of complete openness of heart and mind, through which we come to realise the indestructible heart essence that is our true nature. This realisation continuously benefits both ourselves and others.

We put emphasis on the practice of formless meditation and developing the view of openness. Once or twice a year we run short courses (4-5 weeks duration) focusing on the main elements of formless meditation. At other times topics from the Path of Freedom course are presented.

We meet weekly online via Zoom to practise meditation together and to deepen our understanding of Buddhist teachings.

7.30pm Formless Meditation
8.15pm – 9.00pm Teaching and Discussion

The class follows a term-based structure, roughly equivalent to the usual school term dates, but with occasional breaks for Bank Holidays and retreats.

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