Heart Jewel Retreat

Saturday, December 3 at 10am-1:15pm (3 Sessions)

The Heart of Kadampa Buddhism

One of the heart practices of the Kadampa Buddhist tradition is called Heart Jewel. The essence of Heart Jewel is to enable us to deepen our wisdom and connect us more deeply to our Spiritual Guide so that we gain real experience from our meditation.

In the first part, we view our Spiritual Guide as the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, appearing as Je Tsongkhapa, and make prayers and requests to purify negativity and obstructions, accumulate merit (good fortune or karma), and receive several types of Wisdom Blessings. This prepares our mind for meditations to gather realizations on the stages of the path to enlightenment. In the second part, we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden. In this way we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.

These two practices are the very essence of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. If we practice them regularly and sincerely, we will reap a rich harvest of pure Dharma realizations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Retreat Sessions

10am – 11:15am – Session 1

11:30am – 12:15pm – Session 2

12:30-1:15pm Session 3

​Cost: $20 |  Free for Center Sponsors

It is not necessary to have received any Empowerment to attend this retreat. All are welcome

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