Buddha Maitreya in London
Last weekend the Kadampa centers in the south of England enjoyed the Southern Dharma Celebration with Kadam Bridget Heyes, the National Spiritual Director of UK and Ireland.
"Kadam Bridget granted the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha of Loving Kindness.
"She encouraged us to understand that without others we have no opportunity to progress along the spiritual path to enlightenment because without others we cannot develop compassion, which is essential to our progress.
"Recognising this, we can develop genuine affection and love for others, appreciating their kindness and thus feel connected and warm towards them. This is one way we can strengthen our loving kindness and compassion.
"In this way we can solve all our problems and help others do the same."