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Wisdom sees everyone as our mother - AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL WRAP
The Australian Festival came to a mellow but powerful end with two days of retreat. Please enjoy the description and the photos, but most of all enjoy another fantastic excerpt from Gen-la’s extraordinary teaching.IN THEIR OWN WORDS
The fortunate ones attending this amazing Festival sent the following description of the last couple of days of the Festival:‘Following Gen-la's amazingly clear and profound teachings we were guided in retreat by Gen Dornying, Resident Teacher of KMC Australia and KMC Melbourne.‘In retreat, the main emphasis was on gaining familiarity with the practice of Manjushri, and in particular clear appearance and divine pride as the wisdom Buddha.‘On the final day, Gen Dornying guided beautiful meditations on faith in our Guru and confidence in our ability to accomplish the pure vision he has for us.‘At the end of the Festival, many empowered Kadampas returned to their Australian Centres with an inspired start for 2019.’To see the photos please visit: https://kadampa.org/2019/01/australian-festival-wrapNEXT UP: NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2019
Next Gen-la moves to New Zealand, where he gives a Public Talk in Aukland Town Hall on Tuesday January 15, and then grants the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and gives teachings on love at the New Zealand National Festival in Wellington, January 18-21.For more information and booking for both events, visit: http://meditateinauckland.org

Wisdom sees everyone as our mother

AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL WRAP The Australian Festival c...

MORE GLIMPSES OF THE AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL - MORE GLIMPSES OF THE AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL
In the previous post about Australia we saw highlights of the first two days of the Australian Festival. In this post we include photos and a description of days 3 and 4.But most especially we include a brief excerpt of an extraordinary teaching by Gen-la Jampa.IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Here is a brief account of days 3 and 4 in the words of those who attended.‘Each day began with engaging guided meditations introducing us to the practice of Buddha Manjushri led by Gen Lhachog.‘This was followed by extraordinarily clear and skilful teachings from Gen-la Jampa. Gen-la explained the practice of Tantra, especially emphasising overcoming ordinary appearances and conceptions, in such an accessible and encouraging way that even those who are completely new would feel inspired and encouraged.‘We all came away believing that enlightenment is definitely possible through this very blessed and special method.‘During the break on day 4, many festival goers enjoyed a hike uphill to a local lookout and a barbecue lunch.'To see the full post, including more amazing photos please visit: https://kadampa.org/2019/01/more-glimpses-of-the-australian-festival

MORE GLIMPSES OF THE AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL

MORE GLIMPSES OF THE AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL In the p...

KNOWLEDGE IS VALUABLE, BUT EXPERIENCE IS PRECIOUS - KNOWLEDGE IS VALUABLE, BUT EXPERIENCE IS PRECIOUSJanuary is retreat time at many Kadampa Centers around the world.In this short video we see Gen Kelsang Rabten, Resident Teacher at KMC Brisbane and National Spiritual Director for Australasia and South East Asia introducing the January retreats at Manjushri KMC.

KNOWLEDGE IS VALUABLE, BUT EXPERIENCE IS PRECIOUS

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TEMPLEWATCH 7 - WORK BEGINS ON THE ROOF, SNOW FALLS AND THE MOUNTAIN RETREAT BEGINSWhat’s been happening at IKRC Grand Canyon lately? Quite a lot!The construction team have put the roof decking - metal sheeting - on the veranda roof and the four tiers in preparation for the roofers.
All the metal work is done and all the welding is completed.
All the pillars are dry patched.
All the veranda columns and pillars have arrived on site and are ready to go.
All the window sections have been prepped for the windows to go in.
All the framing inside the temple for the shrine wall and trusses is finished.Meanwhile, in the art studio we see Palsang putting the finishing touches on the last vajra that was delivered in the first shipment. Also one pair of deer is completed.The artists have now begun gilding the pairs of decorative arms that will go on the lantern tower. Other objects to be gilded await being moved into the studio.On January 4, the annual Mountain Retreat commenced with Kadam Morten, the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of tNKY-IKBU and Resident Teacher at  KMC New York City. Around 100 people will enjoy five weeks of blissful retreat on generation stage & completion stage at this extraordinary place.Next update in two weeks.

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WORK BEGINS ON THE ROOF, SNOW FALLS AND THE MOUNTA...

THE JOY OF THE ASIAN FESTIVAL - THE JOY OF THE ASIAN FESTIVAL
As Gen-la Jampa begins his tour of Australia and New Zealand, we look back at the Asian Festival in Hong Kong in December and relive the joy Gen-la brings to the hearts of so many as he introduces the pure Kadam Dharma that radiates from the heart of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

THE JOY OF THE ASIAN FESTIVAL

THE JOY OF THE ASIAN FESTIVAL As Gen-la Jampa begi...

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE DOING BEAUTIFUL WORK - BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE DOING BEAUTIFUL WORKIn the sublime continuum of the Kadampa Art Studio, every day dedicated people inspired by the extraordinary vision and blessings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche produce beautiful objects for Kadampa Temples around the world.In this glimpse of the last couple of weeks we see the large statue of Buddha for the Temple in Arizona being made ready for painting while the work on the large statue of Avalokiteshvara nears completion.In another area people are hard at work finishing Confession Buddha plaques for Arizona while others prepare smaller statues, their lotuses and accoutrements for City Temples.Brand new molds are being crafted for the plaques of the 8 auspicious signs and 16 goddesses. For the Arizona Temple alone 256 casts of the auspicious signs will be made for the inner walls.Some statues are filled with mantras and blessed substances when they arrive at their destination, but many are filled at the Studio before they are shipped. Here we see mantras being rolled and the inner channels being prepared.As one shipment leaves for Paris bearing the statues of Je Tsongkhapa and his Sons and the remaining two lineages of Dorje Shugden, another arrives in Tokyo with the statues for the new shrine at KMC Tokyo.Stay tuned for the opening of KMC Tokyo on January 25.

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE DOING BEAUTIFUL WORK

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE DOING BEAUTIFUL WORKIn the subl...

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES - TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES
In this brief excerpt, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang explains that our most important job is to change our own mind. Otherwise we tend to focus on others and want to change them. But that is not our responsibility. Our responsibility is to change ourself.

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES In this brief ...

WHY I NEED TO CONTROL MY MIND - WHY I NEED TO CONTROL MY MIND
Buddha’s teachings are so precious because they explain clearly the relationship between our actions (the karma we create) and our subsequent experiences.In this brief excerpt Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang explains that to control our experiences we need to control our actions, and to control our actions we need to control our mind.

WHY I NEED TO CONTROL MY MIND

WHY I NEED TO CONTROL MY MIND Buddha’s teachings...

What it means to transform your life - WHAT IT MEANS TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Watch this practical teaching by Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang introducing her Christmas course at Manjushri KMC.

What it means to transform your life

WHAT IT MEANS TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE Watch this pr...

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The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This can be accomplished by practicing a simple breathing meditation.

The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This can be accomplished by practicing a simple breathing meditation. ... See MoreSee Less

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95 people joined us for our first Tuesday evening class of the year, and free public talk, called Stop Worrying, Start Living - what a great way to start 2019!Gen Chodor shared how learning to meditate can help us change our focus from minds that create stress and worry, to minds that create peace and calm.He also suggested trying a two-week challenge of meditating for 10 to 15 minutes, each morning, on a virtuous object to see how it can help shape our intention for the day. Being your breath, loving-kindness, compassion, or any state of mind that makes us feel happy and peaceful. Developing a meditation practice can benefit our lives in so many ways. Such an inspiring teaching.Image attachmentImage attachment

95 people joined us for our first Tuesday evening class of the year, and free public talk, called "Stop Worrying, Start Living" - what a great way to start 2019! Gen Chodor shared how learning to meditate can help us change our focus from minds that create stress and worry, to minds that create peace and calm. He also suggested trying a two-week challenge of meditating for 10 to 15 minutes, each morning, on a virtuous object to see how it can help shape our intention for the day. Being your breath, loving-kindness, compassion, or any state of mind that makes us feel happy and peaceful. Developing a meditation practice can benefit our lives in so many ways. Such an inspiring teaching. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Please note Sunday class changes for month of January.Meditation for World Peace class - 11am-12:30pmNo Meditation for Kids in January

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The essential point of understanding the mind is that liberation from suffering cannot be found outside the mind. Permanent liberation can be found only by purifying the mind. Therefore, if we want to become free from problems and attain lasting peace and happiness we need to increase our knowledge and understanding of the mind.For a deeper understanding of the nature and functions of the mind, see the book, How To Understanding the Mind

"The essential point of understanding the mind is that liberation from suffering cannot be found outside the mind. Permanent liberation can be found only by purifying the mind. Therefore, if we want to become free from problems and attain lasting peace and happiness we need to increase our knowledge and understanding of the mind."For a deeper understanding of the nature and functions of the mind, see the book, How To Understanding the Mind ... See MoreSee Less

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