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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS, INSPIRATION & BLESSINGS - SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS, INSPIRATION & BLESSINGS

This weekend, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang gave empowerment and teachings of Buddha Amitayus at the South African National Festival.

Gen-la shared her heartfelt appreciation for the huge effort Venerable Geshe-la has made, giving us authentic teachings and the fact that if we practice them we will gain realizations and attain enlightenment in this one single life. 'Try to get a feeling' for that,' she said, 'A presentation that has never appeared before, it's absolutely unique what Geshe-la has done. '

With these special instructions, inspiration and blessings we left with a richly empowered mind, feeling deeply fortunate for the opportunity that is appearing for us. Now is the time to prioritize spiritual practice, before it is too late.

To read the full story and see the photo gallery visit: https://kadampa.org/2019/05/special-instructions-inspiration-blessings

Don't miss the Pre-festival Diaries: https://kadampafestivals.org/2019/05/pre-festival-diaries

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS, INSPIRATION & BLESSINGS

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LATEST UPDATES FROM KADAMPA ART STUDIO, MANJUSHRI KMC

A lot has happened since the last update, with many crates of finished statues and other objects now shipped to the Temple site in Arizona.

The artists are currently preparing the statue of the holy Spiritual Guide for the shrine in the new Temple. This is due to be completed and filled in the next few days.

The statues of Je Tsongkhapa and Sons are also almost complete and ready for shipping in a few days time.

Meanwhile work continues on the original for the Temple-size stupa ready for making the mold. Once the mold is made, the stupa for the Temple in Arizona will be cast.

Elsewhere in the Studio, work continues on numerous other projects, as can be seen from this wonderful video update.

SPRING PRE-FESTIVAL DIARIES
When you have enjoyed this post, be sure to visit Day 3 of the Pre-festival Diaries at: https://kadampafestivals.org/2019/05/pre-festival-diaries-3

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THE STORY OF THE LANTERN TOWER - THE STORY OF THE LANTERN TOWER

Recently we featured a brief video of the crowning vajra being installed atop the Arizona Temple. Here is a chance to enjoy the story behind that amazing achievement as we follow the manufacture, finishing and installation of the three essential components of the lantern tower - the steel frame, the vajra base and the crowning vajra.

THE STORY OF THE LANTERN TOWER

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Featured Center May 2019 - FEATURED CENTER MAY 2019

KMC DEUACHEN, PORTUGAL

This is just the introduction to this amazing place. To see the whole story, inclduing more video and many photos visit https://kadampa.org/center/kmc-deuachen

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KMC Deuachen was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, who visited Sintra in 2013 to bless and open the Temple.

At that time Venerable Geshe-la gave extraordinary empowerment and teachings at the NKT International Fall Festival, which was held in nearby Cascais.

More than 7,000 people from all over the world gathered to take part in this magical event.

To this day, the presence of Venerable Geshe-la and the international Kadampa community is still warmly remembered by the people of Cascais.

This was a new beginning for the Kadam Dharma in Portugal. Deuachen, the Joyful Land, was open to the public and everyone was welcome.

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PROFOUNDLY TOUCHED WITH WISDOM BLESSINGS - PROFOUNDLY TOUCHED WITH WISDOM BLESSINGS

REFLECTIONS ON THE QUEBEC DHARMA CELEBRATION WITH GEN-LA KHYENRAB

‘What a pleasure to have enjoyed this Quebec DC with our National Spiritual Director, Gen-la Khyenrab. Throughout the weekend, entitled Overcoming Obstacles, our hearts were profoundly touched with wisdom blessings.

It was an occasion to enjoy a joyful atmosphere, warm meaningful conversations and new friendships.

The introduction was given by the Resident Teacher of Tushita Buddhist Centre, Gen Lakpa who inspired us to cultivate faith, the root of all spiritual attainments.

In the morning meditations, Danielle Rousseau, Resident Teacher of Vajrayogini Buddhist Centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion, helped us focus on compassion and faith.

Then we were ready for the blessing of the empowerment.

Creating a close connection with Great Mother Prajnaparamita
In the beautiful empowerment ceremony, Gen-la Khyenrab skillfully guided us, through the power of correct imagination, to create a close connection with the Great Mother Prajnaparamita so that we could receive her powerful blessings. What an experience! We were full of gratitude to receive such profound teachings given in Gen-la’s inimitable humorous but direct way.

Through practical examples and compelling analogies, Gen-la helped us to deepen our understanding of wisdom. And with a breathtaking simplicity, he had us contemplating the wisdom of karma, past and future lives and mainly the wisdom realizing emptiness. He encouraged us to generate a powerful intention to apply effort in our spiritual practice and to believe that it is possible for us to realize these profound teachings.

Now it’s up to us to apply effort to develop our own wisdom, by contemplating the teachings on emptiness and engaging in the practices clearly explained by Gen-la.

The best news we have ever had
By relying sincerely on our Spiritual Guide Buddha Prajnaparamita, remembering her at our heart, we will be able to gradually overcome all the obstacles that are now preventing us from attaining what we really want for ourself and others - a pure, permanent happiness that comes from our understanding of how things really exist, the wisdom realizing emptiness. It’s possible, we have to believe it.

As Gen-la said: “How fantastic! This is the best news we have ever had!”

Immense kindness
These inspiring weekends cannot take place without the immense kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, from whom we have received everything: our teachings, our centres, our Teachers, and our annual Celebrations. Thank you Venerable Geshe-la.

And thank you too to all the dedicated and hardworking Sangha who made this Celebration so special.

May Kadam Dharma continue to flourish everywhere in Quebec, Canada and throughout the world!’

To view the video with subtitles, enjoy the gallery of photos and read feedback from people who attended visit: https://kadampa.org/2019/05/profoundly-touched-wisdom-blessings

Pour visionner la vidéo sous-titrée, profitez de la galerie de photos et lire les commentaires des personnes présentes, visitez le site : https://kadampa.org/2019/05/profoundly-touched-wisdom-blessings

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STATUES, STUPA, JEWELS, GODDESSES & MUCH MORE

As the Temple in Arizona nears completion the artists in the Kadampa Art Studio at Manjushri KMC are busy preparing statues and art for the Temple.

The principal statue, Buddha Shakyamuni, is now completed, with exquisite decoration, and is ready to be shipped mid-May.

The statue of Je Tsongkhapa is finished and now filled, while the two Sons are being painted ready for filling.

A full size Temple stupa will also be made. Here we seem the original being prepared for making the mold. 4,500 studs are being meticulously placed around the base!

Spacers to go between the auspicious signs on the interior wall - 360 in total in five colors - and 160 precious jewels to go around the Five Family Buddhas - 160 in five colors - have also been prepared.

And the sixteen knowledge goddesses for above the Temple doors are now complete and ready for shipping. Breathtakingly beautiful!

Meanwhile, the artists continue preparing statues and art for the new City Temples that continue to come on stream. Here we see five sets of Buddha Shakyamuni statues being cast.

It is difficult to find words to describe the skill, dedication and attention to detail of these kind people who work so hard to enable the extraordinary vision of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to become a reality in this world!

Thank you.

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TEMPLEWATCH 13 - INSTALLING THE CROWNING VAJRA

The lantern tower has been installed on the Arizona Temple, and the crowning vajra put in place.

Another sign of how quickly the construction is progressing - and how soon the Temple will open.

4:00pm, Sep 26, 2019 the blessing and opening ceremony will begin. If you have not yet booked please visit the Fall Festival website to reserve your place: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019/how-to-book

And what follows is something very special.

During the Fall Festival September 27 - October 3 the precious transmission blessings and commentary to Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's book The Mirror of Dharma will be given by Gen-la Dekyong and Gen-la Khyenrab.

Such a rare and precious opportunity. Not to be missed. Book now: https://kadampafestivals.org/fall-2019/how-to-book

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ABIDING IN THE BLESSINGS OF MEDICINE GURU - ABIDING IN THE BLESSINGS OF MEDICINE GURU

Around 200 people from all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other countries gathered for the German Dharma Celebration at Tharpaland International Retreat Centre near Berlin over the Easter weekend.

Gen Ananda, National Spiritual Director for Germany and Resident Teacher at KMC Berlin, granted Medicine Buddha empowerment and teachings on the practice.

Gen Ananda also included a special teaching on how to rely on a Spiritual Guide as explained in the book Great Treasury of Merit, the first German edition of which was published just in time for this event.

Gen Shenyen, Resident Teacher at KMC Wiesbaden, guided the morning meditations on the practice of Medicine Buddha.

VENERABLE GESHE-LA BERLIN 2005
The main focus of this weekend was how to rely on our Spiritual Guide in the aspect of Medicine Buddha, the Buddha doctor, to dispel the inner darkness of our delusions so that we can help others become free from their suffering.

With the beautiful weather people were able to relax in the grounds of Tharpaland IRC and go for walks in the surrounding woodland. For the children there was plenty to keep them occupied preparing for their Easter egg hunt!

For everyone able to attend, it was a real spiritual holiday abiding in the blessings of our Spiritual Guide.

The Dharma Celebration marked the 25 year anniversary of Kadam Dharma in Germany, so we include here a brief excerpt of Venerable Geshe-la teaching at the Fall Festival in Germany in 2005. To see this video visit kadampa.org/2019/04/abiding-blessings-medicine-guru

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Beautiful teaching from Gen-la Jampa at the US Festival this weekend - HEALING THE WORLD

This weekend over 450 people gathered in the glorious setting of KMC New York for the US Festival with Gen-la Jampa entitled Healing the World.

Gen-la Jampa, the Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon granted the empowerment of Medicine Buddha and gave teachings on How to Solve Our Human Problems by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Here's a description of the empowerment day:

'In order to prepare us for the empowerment, Gen-la explained that

Beautiful teaching from Gen-la Jampa at the US Festival this weekend

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Nice start to our Ocean of Peace weekend meditation retreat! The teachings on the Four Seals and Mahamudra meditation that Gen Chodor, resident teacher of KMC Florida, will give this weekend will be life-changing. You can still join us. Come by tomorrow morning and dive into the ocean of peace with us!

Nice start to our "Ocean of Peace" weekend meditation retreat! The teachings on the Four Seals and Mahamudra meditation that Gen Chodor, resident teacher of KMC Florida, will give this weekend will be life-changing. You can still join us. Come by tomorrow morning and dive into the ocean of peace with us! ... See MoreSee Less

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Before each Spring and Summer International Festival at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in the UK (the home of the New Kadampa Tradition), ordained sangha gather together take Ordination Vows - either for the first time, or renewing. Here are the fortunate ones who took ordination vows for the first time this Spring. Congratulations to everyone. May you always be happy.On Wednesday many of the ordained Kadampa disciples of the NKT gathered together from around the world at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation centre for the twice annual ordination ceremony.Together they witnessed and welcomed 12 new ordained sangha as they took their vows from Gen-la Jampa, who gave clear, powerful and encouraging teachings. For those already ordained it was a powerful opportunity to purify, renew and strengthen their ordination.Individually the new sangha came from Sweden, America, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Spain, England, Hong Kong, and other countries. The ordination is a powerful reminder of the strength and breadth of our international Kadampa family and of how powerful it is to gather together at international events. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congratulations to all of you

Are you coming to the Ocean of Peace Retreat this Weekend? - https://mailchi.mp/meditationinsarasota.org/popcorn-and-a-movie-509139

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Kadampa News Roundup from this weekend. Enjoy seeing what's happening around the world!NEWS ROUNDUP MAY 19 2019A chance to catch up on some of the other news stories from recent daysDALLAS | ULVERSTON | CHICAGO | WASHINGTON | WASHINGTON DC | SARASOTA To read the full story and see more photos, visit: kadampa.org/2019/05/news-roundup-may-19-2019- - - - - - - - DALLASWhat a wonderful first day of the Inner Strength weekend at KMC Texas with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon!ULVERSTONA beautiful weekend at Manjushri KMC. Over 60 visitors came from centers around the UK for an intensive weekend helping with Festival setup.CHICAGOEnjoy a video of the Teacher and sangha at KMC Chicago, working to put some fantastic posters on the windows of the new commercial space currently under development as the new center.WASHINGTON DCYesterday was an auspicious day for KMC Washington DC. They finished the construction of the shrine and installed the statues in their new premises.SEATTLEKMC Washington recently enjoyed a wonderful White Tara weekend. Resident Teacher Gen Khedrub granted the empowerment of Venerable White Tara followed by commentary and teachings.SARASOTAYesterday, at KMC Florida, over 65 people joined in the 'Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully' course with Kadampa teacher Kelsang Kalden. ... See MoreSee Less

Walk our garden. Join us for a class or special event. Browse our bookstore. Everyone welcome at KMC Florida. 

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I love it there! Had a great experience in March !! I’ll b back 🙏Namaste

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Today at KMC Florida, over 65 people joined us for our "Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully" Half Day Course with Senior Kadampa teacher Kelsang Kalden. It was such a insightful event for everyone who attended. Kalden shared with us that we need to develop a virtuous mind now that will protect us at our time of death. And give us the confidence to benefit our family and friends at the time of their death, while having a clear understanding of our mortality in order to effectively assist others.Thank you to everyone who came and participated in this event, and all those who helped make it special for everyone. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Unfortunately, I missed this class. Will you be repeating it anytime?

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