The Mountain Retreat begins in Arizona
The fourth Annual Mountain Retreat at IKRC Grand Canyon in Arizona just completed its first week. Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at the center, is leading the retreat on the profound practice of Venerable Vajrayogini.
Practitioners from all over the United States are participating both in person and online.
"On Vajrayogini Day we spent several sessions meditating on the essential practice of Guru Yoga:
We imagine that our mind and Guru Vajradharmas mind are mixed inseparably. We believe we are experiencing our Guru's mind of clear light of bliss. We are not trying to force anything, we just believe. As we train, this experience will become deeper and more stable. Through familiarity a joyful feeling will come. Just imagine and believe. Just thinking 'My Guru whose nature is complete purity is inseparable from my heart' - this is true.
"On the evening of Vajrayogini Day the retreaters engaged in a beautiful Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja.