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03 May 2021

Discovering a refuge of Peace in Portugal

The Inspiring Power of the Liberating Prayer with Gen-la Kunsang

This weekend the people of Portugal both at the Kadampa Temple for World Peace in Sintra and online enjoyed a wonderful weekend with Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang, retired Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT, giving teachings on The Liberating Prayer, and Gen Kelsang Rigden, the Resident Teacher, leading the meditations.

Gen-la Kunsang steaming the teaching from KMC Edinburgh, where she is the Resident Teacher
Gen-la Kunsang steaming the teaching from KMC Edinburgh, where she is the Resident Teacher

"Prayers can be very powerful if we know how to use them well. In this special course we received, from the heart of Gen-la Kunsang, the transmission and commentary to the Liberating Prayer.

"Composed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, this short prayer contains the essence of Buddha's teachings and is used by thousands of Kadampa practitioners around the world as a source of inspiration for their meditations and practices.

"Thank you Gen-la for a wonderful, inspiring weekend."

How I was inspired by this course

"It is a delight when we are made to feel the magic of Dharma!"
Manuel Alface

"We usually think that Dharma is guaranteed, and that we will always have it available. But things are not quite like that. I have been a Kadampa Buddhist for 20 years, and this is the first time that I have received a commentary from this precious Liberating Prayer. And how fortunate I felt to receive this teaching from Gen-la Kunsang!"
Kadam Antonio

"What great good fortune and great joy to receive these precious teachings and the blessings of this beautiful and so powerful prayer! From the depths of my heart: thank you Gen-la Kunsang"

It was a real delight to assist this special course. For an event of international character to take place, many people need to be involved. In this very blessed special course all the technical conditions came together perfectly and the whole team was very harmonious.

Then the magic of Dharma flowed from the hearts of our dear Teachers and delighted ours. A special wonder was to feel the immense purity behind the scenes and the undisturbed mind of faith of Gen-la Kunsang that is contagious to us all.
May the Buddhas' teachings soon also be transmitted eye to eye and the smiles of all brighten our precious Temple.
Ana Filipa

"Listening to Gen-la Kunsang, many of the things I thought I knew had a special meaning and touched my heart more deeply"
Gen Kelsang Rigden