2017 NKT-IKBU International
Fall Festival

Blessing empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and teachings on Universal Compassion
October 6 - 12

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At this festival, Gen-la Dekyong will explain the essential practices of training the mind (Lojong) based on Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s book Universal Compassion. The practices of training the mind are exceptionally powerful methods for overcoming our delusions, especially our self-cherishing, and for gaining deep realizations of conventional and ultimate bodhichitta. In this way, we can attain the real meaning of our human life – enlightenment.

“Just as every part of a medicinal tree – the roots, trunk, branches, leaves, flowers, and fruit – provides medicine and is useful in curing disease, so every part of the instructions on training the mind can cure the mental disease of the delusions. Ordinary medicines can cure only physical disease, but the panacea of training the mind cures
sicknesses of both body and mind.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Universal Compassion