Heart Jewel: The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa – Following an Enlightened Example: Je Tsongkhapa
“After I pass away and my pure doctrine is absent, you will appear as an ordinary being, performing the deeds of a Buddha.” – Buddha, Root Tantra of Manjushri
When we practice the Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa according to the Segyu lineage, we can pacify all our negative karma and obstacles and increase our merit, life span and Dharma realizations.
In particular, because Je Tsongkhapa is at once an emanation of Avalokiteshvara (the embodiment of all Buddhas’ compassion), Manjushri (the embodiment of all Buddhas’ wisdom) and Vajrapani (the embodiment of all Buddhas’ power), we can easily increase our realizations of compassion, wisdom and spiritual power.
Of these, it is especially important to increase our wisdom because wisdom is the antidote to ignorance, the root of all our suffering.
These classes will be based on the teachings in the book Heart Jewel: The Essential Practices of Kadampa Buddhism. Gen Mila will emphasize understanding why Kadampas engage in Heart Jewel practice, understanding the Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa, and how to engage in this practice.
Recommended reading: Heart Jewel by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Available in our shop, or download here – https://tharpa.com/us/heart-jewel-393.html
July 22nd – Why do “Heart Jewel”?: The Benefits of this Practic
August 19th – Imagine Complete Purity: Inviting the Field for Accumulating Merit
September 16th – The Seven Limbs and the Mandala Offering: Accumulating Merit
October 14th – How to Use the “Migtsema” Prayer: Making Requests and Purifying Impurities
November 18th – Gaining Understanding and Dispelling Doubts: The Seven Wisdoms
December 9th – Attaining Realizations, Conclusion, and The Practice during the Meditation Break
We’d love to see you.
About the Teacher:
Gen Kelsang Mila is the resident teacher of Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center, and an ordained Buddhist nun in the New Kadampa Tradition. Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life.
How to join in?
In Person at Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Center.
The Woods, 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Upper level, Craighall Park, 2196
PLEASE NOTE: Alternative access to the Centre
The stairway outside Baby City to the Upper Level is being rebuilt and is temporarily unavailable.
Please use the Rothesay Avenue entrance. Park near the Pharmacy, walk through the passageway, turn left and use the alternative staircase or the lift, to come up to Vajrapani KBC, on the Upper Level courtyard.
You are invited to arrive 15 minutes before the event starts to register and settle in or have a cup of tea or coffee. We have a book shop to browse, water on sale, and it is helpful to bring a pen and notebook if you would like to take notes. There is secure and ample parking.
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