Medicine Buddha


Fall Festival

Oct 23-29, 2020

Fall Menu

Empowerments & teachings at the Festival

At the Fall Festival Gen-la Dekyong will first grant the empowerments of the Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka body mandala and Vajrayogini, and then give a brief commentary to the essential practices.

Without first receiving the empowerments we cannot engage in Highest Yoga Tantra practices. In Modern Buddhism Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains that the gateway through which we enter Tantra is receiving a Tantric empowerment. This bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.

Swift path
The Highest Yoga Tantra practices of Heruka body mandala and Vajrayogini are the swift path to enlightenment that enables us to attain the state of a Buddha in this one short life.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has given comprehensive explanations of how to engage in these two practices in his books Essence of Vajrayana and The New Guide to Dakini Land. Gen-la will give brief commentaries based on these precious books.

Unique opportunity
This Festival is a unique and precious opportunity to learn from a qualified contemporary Teacher how to practice Buddha’s Tantric teachings according to the lineage of modern Kadampa Buddhism.