Introduction to the Graded Path

It is often said that Buddha gave 84,000 teachings, because what he taught was so varied and vast in topic and scope. While we can greatly benefit from reading the various sutras, it’s often difficult to extract the essence of the teachings in a way that truly benefits us. Here, we look at how Indian and Tibetan masters have done the work for us, organizing the entirety of Buddha’s message into a step-by-step program, known as “lam-rim” in Tibetan, which we can follow all the way to enlightenment.