Heart Jewel Retreat
With Kadam Donna Campanelli
Sunday, December 9, 2018
One of the heart practices of the Kadampa Buddhist tradition is called Heart Jewel. The essence of Heart Jewel is to enable us to deepen our wisdom and connect us more deeply to our Spiritual Guide so that we gain real experience from our meditation.
In the first part, we view our Spiritual Guide as the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity and obstructions, accumulate merit (good fortune or karma), and receive blessings or inspiration. This prepares our mind for meditation on the stages of the path to enlightenment and a Mahamudra meditation. In the second part, we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden. Through this, we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.
“These two practices are the very essence of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. If we practice them regularly and sincerely, we will reap a rich harvest of pure Dharma realizations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment" Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
This is a wonderful follow-up retreat to the Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment.
It is not necessary to have received the Empowerment to attend this retreat.
No pre-registration is necessary. Everyone is welcome!
2 sessions: 10:00am – 11:30am • 12:00 – 1:30pm
$10/session $15/both sessions Free for Members
At Vajra Light Center
234 N. Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530