Fall Festival 2019

Last day

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Finding the Sun

"We can see and find the sun of the supreme happiness of enlightenment from The Mirror of Dharma. How fortunate we are."
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE

Retreat

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Just when we thought this Festival could not be any more amazing, Gen-la Khyenrab today shared with us some sublime oral instructions that he and Gen-la Dekyong received directly from Venerable Geshe-la on how to train in meditation.

As Gen-la said, these are instructions from the heart of a meditation master on how he meditates! Extraordinary, intimate advice on how to make meditation work, how to conduct a meditation session, how to do meditation retreat. These are instructions we will cherish forever, confident in the knowledge that if we follow them sincerely we will attain the final result.

After the teachings there was time for a brief retreat on the practice of Avalokiteshvara guided by Gen Ananda. How wonderful!

My First Festival

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Kathy

Texas USA

“This is a life changing experience. I feel very peaceful. I’m going to work on practicing the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas when I get back home as I feel all the blessings here are going to help me with this practice.”

During this Festival, we have gained some small insight into the extraordinary nature and qualities of the holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. And we have seen how he is the source of everything we have, both external and internal, that leads to the everlasting joy of enlightenment.

He has passed on to us an extremely blessed lineage that will reside not just in one person but in all those who practice these instruction sincerely - equally and without discrimination. He has created a future for pure Kadam Dharma in this world, and at this Festival we all became part of that future.

Venerable Geshe-la we cannot find words to thank you for your extraordinary love and kindness toward the people of this world, but we can offer a pure intention to practice your holy Dharma sincerely and carry this precious lineage to future generations according to your wishes.

We pray you will remain with us for an inconceivably long time to bless and protect us. May everything be auspicious!

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What people are saying

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Fang Wan

China

“The teachings about emptiness have been most profound for me and I hope to keep remembering them when I get home. I’m going to work on keeping a peaceful mind even when challenges arise.”

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Ross

Scotland/Germany

“Just coming to this place, seeing the temple and the people, is giving me hope. Being here has really opened me up. I now feel there is a chance for people and the world. I’ll go home with stronger faith and stronger belief that world peace is possible.”

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Ines

Argentina/Uruguay

“This is a beautiful experience and this special place creates a special karma for future realisations. I’m really motivated to improve my own experience of the teachings I have received.”