THE TEACHING & MEDITATION PROGRAMME

The teaching and meditation programme at the 2018 Spring Festival is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those with previous experience. Everyone is welcome to enjoy:

The Tantric empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita
Great Mother Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Her function is to overcome maras – the outer and inner obstructing demons – and to bestow the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom.

Training in the self-generation sadhana, The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita:
The Tantric technology of self-generation as an enlightened being through correct imagination is a scientific method to swiftly accomplish the real meaning of human life - the attainment of enlightenment.

Gen-la will give a practical explanation of this sadhana, which will be followed by an opportunity to become familiar with it in meditation and retreat.

Training in the union of Sutra and Tantra
Following Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s explanation in The New Heart of Wisdom, we will learn how to apply Buddha’s teachings from the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra to Tantric meditation on self-generation

Training in the yoga of non-dual profundity and clarity
The yoga of non-dual profundity and clarity – the non-dual union of appearance and emptiness - is the real quick path to enlightenment. It is the very essence practice of the instructions of the Ganden Oral Lineage.

ESSENTIAL READING
Gen-la will be teaching from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book The New Heart of Wisdom, which contains a commentary to the Heart Sutra as well as the sadhana, The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita and a brief commentary by Venerable Geshe-la.

The New Heart of Wisdom is available in all formats, including ebook, from tharpa.com.

"Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Her function is to overcome maras – the outer and inner obstructing demons – and to bestow the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom, which is the union of great bliss and emptiness that gives us the attainment of enlightenment in this short life."

- VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE