26 May 2024

International Spring Festival 2024 diaries

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Accomplishing the Great Wisdom Protection

Dorje Shugden Empowerment and teachings
on the Extensive Protector Puja

May 24 - 29, 2024

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Day 2 ~ Empowerment Day

The sunshine and clear blue skies added to the special atmosphere of the empowerment day. People enjoyed preparing well in the powerful and contemplative morning meditations with Gen Devi. Then, after a relaxed and joyful afternoon in the gardens of Manjushri KMC, it was time to enter into Dorje Shugden's mandala.

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Day 2 ~ Entering Dorje Shugden's Mandala

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On entering the Temple, the beautiful empowerment shrine shone out from the front. Five exquisite hand crafted and painted statues embodying the five lineages of Dorje Shugden, our Dharma Protector, in his pacifying, increasing, controlling, wrathful and supreme aspects. He was surrounded by beautiful flowers, carefully arranged offerings and empowerment ritual items, all lovingly prepared.  Filling the rest of the space on both sides of the teaching throne were abundant offerings, including offerings for Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog which formed part of the empowerment. In such a setting it was not so difficult to let go of ordinary appearances and to feel transported to the Pure Land to receive the empowerment.

During the ceremony Gen-la Jampa helped us to become much more closely acquainted with who Dorje Shugden is and to deeply appreciate the pre-eminent qualities of the Kadam Dharma that he protects. We learned how he is one nature with Je Tsongkhapa and the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, and discovered how we can attain Enlightenment quickly through practicing the Kadam Dharma of Lamrim, Lojong and Vajrayana Mahamudra. Venerable Geshe-la, who in his lifetime caused pure Kadam Dharma to flourish internationally, said, "Fortunately through the power of Dorje Shugden we have re-established and renewed Kadampa Buddhism."

The day finished with a full Temple of practitioners chanting Offering to the Spiritual Guide together. It felt very powerful to spend the evening connecting with our precious root Guru, making heartfelt requests to gain all the individual realizations of Kadam Dharma and sending out powerful collective prayers for suffering to cease and peace to flourish in the world. 

What a truly blessed day!

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Meditation on the wish to develop inner protection

What people said

"I enjoyed Gen-la Jampa's exuberant faith and love of Guru Dorje Shugden. The temple was so filled with joy and energy that at the end people stayed on, not wanting to leave because of the joy they had experienced."

 

"Now is the time, in these difficult times, to rely upon Dorje Shugden because it is the only way we can maintain our faith and protection."

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Early booking discount for the Summer Festival 2024 will end on 17 June

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Book launch “How to understand the mind” in Swedish

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Public Talks: Developing an authentic inner Peace

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