The lam-rim, or "graduated path," is a presentation of Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings in a form suitable for the step-by-step training of a student.
Lama Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) is the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Je Tsongkhapa's Lam-Rim Chen-mo or The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path is one of the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist classics. The work falls into the Lam-Rim genre which stemmed from the Kadampa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Its main structure is based on the division of three levels of spiritual beings, which Atisha puts forth in The Lamp for the Path, and the three principles of the path.
The Lam-Rim Chen-mo is also written as a comprehensive manual of Buddhist practice. It deals with many details on how to conduct meditation and spiritual practice in routine activities; and it also shows how to use scriptural sources as practical instructions.
Translations of the Lam-Rim Chen-mo
Foundation of All Good Qualities is a concise prayer by Lama Tsongkhapa that teaches the entire graduated path to enlightenment (Lam-Rim).