Gen-la has concluded her extraordinary teachings at Manjushri KMC this weekend, and the students have settled into 2 days of retreat with Gen Nyingpo. We finish with another inspiring excerpt from Gen-la’s teachings in which she encourages us to understand and live according to the Kadampa family’s purpose – an exquisite teaching revealing a special union of wisdom and compassion.
Listening to Gen-la Dekyong’s teachings this weekend at Manjushri KMC it is easy to see how she is perfectly qualified to be the General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU. Her reliance upon her Spiritual Guide, Venerable Geshe Keslang Gyatso Rinpoche, is exemplary, and because of this listening to her teach we feel as if we are listening to Venerable Geshe-la himself teaching through her.
Every Temple has a shrine. It provides a focus for our faith, serving as a continual reminder of the Buddhas through whose kindness living beings have the opportunity to attain permanent inner peace and the supreme happiness of enlightenment. The shrine at IKRC Grand Canyon is regarded as the model for future Kadampa Temples and KMCs.
This time of year Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, literally sparkles as the world famous Christmas markets open and visitors flock to the city to browse the stalls, dine in the restaurants and enjoy the fairground attractions. But last night, in the midst of the festivities, a quiet and peaceful space appeared . . .