The teachings at the Festival

At this year's fall festival Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab will grant the empowerment of Medicine Buddha and give teachings on the eleven reversals.

When the world is pervaded entirely by problems and dangers due to uncontrolled minds and inappropriate actions, one of the most important practices is that of medicine Buddha.  At this festival we can connect to our Spiritual Guide in the form of Medicine Buddha and receive the most profound healing blessings during the empowerment, and the subsequent teachings and meditations.

In the teachings there is the rare opportunity to examine our Lamrim practice through the lens of the eleven reversals. These teachings come from the Lojong tradition of training the mind and help us to measure how well we are progressing in our practice by examining how much our ordinary behaviour and attitudes are reversed.

By applying the teachings on the eleven reversals to our own mind, and through relying on Medicine Buddha, we can free our mind from the inner poison of the delusions that are the root of all suffering.  We will then be in a position to help others through healing actions. 

The empowerment and teachings are open to everyone and are suitable for beginners.

Meditations & retreats

Following the design made by Venerable Geshe-la, every Festival includes daily meditations and a concluding retreat to enable us to take the teachings to heart.  Both the meditations during the teaching days and the concluding retreat will be led by senior Teachers of NKT.