A Lamp on the Path to Enlightenment ~ India ~ March, 2018

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Dear Friends,

As part of the Pneuma Institute’s continuous international education, a new course will take place at the Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India in March 2018. Please join us for this special course studying the teachings of the great Tibetan master Atisha, where we will also celebrate 25 years of solidarity between Pneuma Institute and Gaden Shartse Monastery.

If you are at all considering attending, please apply now for your Protected Area Permit as processing take 3 months, the information to start your application is below.

The essential purpose of “A Lamp on the Path” is to help us achieve enlightenment. More specifically, it allows us to update the paths of intuitive knowledge that can lead to illumination. “A Lamp on the Path” will be presented at Gaden Shartse Monastery in India from the vision of Pneuma, the path of knowledge, by Juan Ruiz Naupari.

Atisha was one of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Throughout his life he wrote, translated, and edited more than 200 books, out of which 79 have been preserved in Tibetan. One of his most outstanding works is the poem, “The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment”, which originated the Lamrim Tradition; the gradual path towards enlightenment. His legacies include the development of the Lobjong mind-training practices, and the importance of the concept and practice of “bodhicitta”.

We are also very happy to be celebrating our 25 years of collaboration with the Gaden Shartse Monastery and look forward to your presence in March!


The Gaden Shartse Monastery is located within a government protected Tibetan settlement within the state of Karnataka, in southwestern India. Therefore, it is required to have both a Protected Area Permit (PAP), in addition to a Visa. Permit processing time takes 3 months. If you are at all considering attending this course, we suggest you submit a permit application now. This is to ensure that if at a later point in time, you do decide you would like to go, you will be able to.

Please provide the following information as soon as possible to the email address below:

-Full Legal Name (as it appears on your passport)
-Passport Number
-Issuing Country
-Date of Birth Registration: india@pneumainstitute.org