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10 September 2018

This weekend was a perfect spiritual holiday for those fortunate enough to attend the annual Swiss-Italian-Austrian Kadampa Festival.

It was in every respect an extraordinary event:

Extraordinary Teacher – Gen-la Dekyong, the Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU
Extraordinary Teachings – Empowerment and commentary to the practice of Medicine Buddha
Extraordinary Location – the breathtaking Kailash International Retreat Centre in the Swiss mountains

It was a very blissful and joyful weekend, and all who attended went away greatly refreshed and inspired.

Practical teachings
As always, Gen-la’s teachings were immensely practical, emphasising the need to distinguish our inner problems from outer problems and use Kadam Lamrim to solve our inner problems. Kadam Lamrim is the actual medicine that can permanently cure all our sufferings of sickness, ageing, death and rebirth.

Gen-la emphasised developing and maintaining love and compassion in our heart. She said our love for others is like a cushion for our spiritual Guide to sit on. If we have this precious mind he will appear in our heart, even without an invitation, because our intention is the same as his.

Kailash Retreat Centre
Kailash International Retreat Centre is situated 1502M above sea level in the Wallis mountains on the sunny side of Törbel. The view up the Matter and Saas valleys is breathtaking, crowned by the 4000M Weisshorn mountain.

It is an exceptional location for meditation and is an ideal place for all those seeking rest and rejuvenation. Kailash IRC is part of the New Kadampa Tradition and offers wholesome conditions for those who wish to engage in shorter or longer retreats.

To find out more and plan a retreat visit kailash.org.


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