Reciting Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyato Rinpoche's Name Mantra
Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, but on this auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we will offer him our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat.
Trina will give a brief explanation of this practice as part of the retreat. There will be two sessions of retreat using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the special request prayer, Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples.
The retreat will conclude with a special Offering to the Spiritual Guide for long life. Please feel free to bring a small food offering for this final session. Everyone is welcome!
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9-10am - Session 1: Introductory Talk
10:30am-12pm - Session 2: Mantra Recitation
1:30-3:30pm - Session 3: Special Offering to the Spiritual Guide (with tsog offering)
We will be using the prayer booklets: Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang from his Faithful Disciples. Please bring your copy to use if you have one. Thank you.
Trina Gunther is a long-time practitioner of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. She has studied and practiced in Dharma centers under Gen-la Dekyong and Gen Rigpa, and she has worked as Education Program Coordinator at centers in Los Angeles and the UK. She is an inspiring example of a lay practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism, and brings with her a wealth of practical experience of putting Buddha's teachings into practice amidst a busy daily life.
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