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15 October 2019

'This faith has changed my life'

"With my mind empowered by my Guru’s blessings I can accomplish anything."

With these words Gen Tonglam introduced the post Fall Festival retreat at KMC Hong Kong to 80 fortunate people. For many it was their first opportunity to read Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's precious book The Mirror of Dharma in Chinese and to listen to the oral transmission of the sublime teachings arisen from Venerable Geshe-la's heart.

See how deeply their hearts were touched by this powerful experience:

"Gen Tonglam placed great importance on actually transforming our mind into the object of meditation rather than simply remembering it while meditating. He then guided us through a meditation doing this. The result was so much deeper than my previous meditation experiences. I am looking forward to making my meditations more meaningful and effective."

"The retreat once again reminds me of how blessed we are to have met Kadampa Buddhism and to receive oral transmission blessings from our Spiritual Guide! We are so lucky! I must apply more effort to practice contemplation and meditation daily. I wish the retreat were longer!"

"During the retreat, I learned a correct and effective method to meditate which is very practical. Gen Tonglam taught us the spiritual path from The Mirror of Dharma. All we need to do is to receive blessings and practice following these teachings. Then we will be liberated from samsara and attain enlightenment. I feel very encouraged because previously I never thought I could attain enlightenment! After receiving the teachings, my faith increased greatly. This faith has changed my life and made it much more meaningful."

"I was delighted to attend this retreat, and I feel so fortunate to be a Kadampa disciple. I am encouraged after receiving the clear, practical and complete teachings from Venerable Geshe-la. I will try my best to practice in my daily life."