richly gifted, inspired & encouraged to engage in spiritual practice
This weekend the small village of Teisendorf in Berchtesgardener Land, between Munich and the Austrian border, was the venue for the Southern German Dharma Celebration with Gen Kelsang Ananda the National Spiritual Director for NKT-IKBU in Germany.
Gen Ananda granted the empowerment of Prajnaparamita and a commentary to the practice of the Heart Sutra, which is presented in the newly released sadhana The Great Mother. The meditations were guided by Gen Shenyen, Resident Teacher at KMC Wiesbaden.
"At first I was not sure if the effort would be worth it, but now I am so happy that I had the opportunity to visit the SGDC because I feel richly gifted, inspired and encouraged to engage in a spiritual practice, and especially to practice the perfection of wisdom."
"It is always good to get away for a few days and enjoy Dharma. It was wonderful, as always, to meet all of my sangha friends. It really feels like coming home."
"The Southern German DC was a beautiful experience. It is wonderful to receive teachings that lead in a positive direction."
"Once again this weekend proved how powerful the blessings are, when we as Sangha gather and practice together. And how through these blessings our problems and obstacles diminish or even disappear."
GEN GOGDEN, FRANKFURT
"The Southern German DC really inspired me - especially the when Gen Ananda said, 'We should learn not just to understand Buddha's words but also to believe them."
KELSANG MINCHE, STUTTGART
"Thank you Venerable Geshela for providing such perfect conditions for realizing lasting peace and happiness in this troubled world."
KELSANG NAMNYI, MUNICH
"At the Southern German Dharma Celebration I learned how important it is that everyone has a good heart and that each of us has a responsibility for peace in the world."