In a sign that we are emerging from the pandemic restrictions and returning to normal operations – but with renewed vigor – many centers held full length in-person retreats over January. And some finished with fire pujas and self initiation pujas on site. Here we feature three of these – each with a remarkable story to tell.
January is retreat month at KMC Australia. Gen Kelsang Dornying led a weekend retreat to kick off the new year, which was followed by three other weekend retreat opportunities including a silent meditation retreat on emptiness, a retreat on How to Transform Your Life, and a silent retreat for beginners.
These days climatic and environmental hazards frequently present us with adverse conditions that might otherwise thwart our plans to benefit others. Here is the story of two Kadampa communities who were confronted with such conditions and who worked diligently to ensure the delivery of Dharma was maintained and protect the people who visit their centers.