Traditionally, when a Teacher
explains Mahamudra, he or she begins by introducing the mind
and then encourages the disciples to do meditation retreat
to discover the nature of their own mind.
In the first week, Geshe-la taught for four days on Sutra
Mahamudra and then the disciples did three days of retreat.
The pattern was repeated in the second week for the teachings
on Tantra Mahamudra,
The atmosphere in the Temple during the retreats was extraordinary.
"I come to Manjushri Center every
year. It is the perfect place to relax and enter deep contemplation
free from the distractions of my every day life.
"Meditating with thousands of other
people is an incredibly powerful experience."
- Alex Hoskins, London, UK