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16 May 2020

Practicing the holy secret in Arizona

IKRC Grand Canyon recently enjoyed two weekends with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Resident Teacher and Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU.

On the first weekend Gen-la granted the empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and teachings on the holy secret of exchanging self with others. The following weekend he led a short retreat on self-generation as Buddha Manjushri.

Referring mainly to How to Trasform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Gen-la taught from the wisdom perspective how to overcome our self cherishing by realizing that the self we normally see does not exist.

Though only a handful of residents could attend in the Temple, hundreds joined the event online.

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Thus, whoever wants to swiftly protect
Both themselves and others
Should practise this holy secret
Of exchanging self with others.
SHANTIDEVA

Testimonials
“In these times of quarantine it has been a major fortune and privilege to be able to feel such protection of wisdom from my Guru through the clear, simple and profound teachings given by Gen-la Jampa. I will be forever grateful and motivated to put them into practice."

"Such a beautiful retreat. The commentary to the practice and the meditations were very helpful. Many thanks for your kindness last weekend and today!"

"Being in the temple with Gen-la Jampa and other Kadampas, even digitally, is a real lifeline right now. I really feel I'm actually there together with everyone. The meditations led by Gen-la had a big impact on my heart and really made me pause and slow down in a good way."

"There were so many moments when new connections were made when things clicked. Thanks so much for such clear and profound teachings."