We had the opportunity to enjoy two more meditation sessions in the morning. In the first session we emphasized training in the yoga of non-dual profundity and clarity, or the union of appearance emptiness. In the last session we emphasized making sincere requests to accomplish the higher perfection of wisdom through the recitation of the mantras.
Through the power of familiarity and receiving Buddha’s blessings, we are able to gain deeper and deeper experience of these meditations. In this way we naturally develop an inner peace that comes from wisdom. It is this experience we can then take home with us and share with others.
Gen Devi said, although it was a short retreat, we have gone on quite a journey! We have developed some real confidence in this sublime practice that we can now take into our daily lives. She encouraged us, now all we need to do is press ‘repeat’ again and again. Every meditation we do takes us closer and closer to Guru Buddha Shakyamuni and Great Mother Prajnaparmita until we become an enlightened being ourself.
With the completion of this last meditation session, International Spring Festival 2018 comes to end. However, the inner light of wisdom we have gained here we take home with us and keep in our hearts. We can use this wisdom to solve our own and others problems and to make ourself and others happy; and, in this way, make our human life meaningful.
In just over two months we will have the opportunity gather once again for the International Summer Festival. During week one of the festival, Gen-la Jampa will give teachings on the stages of the path to enlightenment, or Kadam Lamrim. During week two of the festival, Gen-la Dekyong will grant Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments and give commentary to Heruka Body Mandala and Vajrayogini. Book now at kadampafestivals.org/summer.