This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for a twenty-minute meditation session on Lamrim or Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. The meditation session is not guided – there will be 20 minutes of silence for each individual to engage in their personal mediation practice.
After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugdan. Through this we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our Dharma realizations.
If you are interested in participating in this practice please check our calendar for Heart Jewel – Daily Meditaiton which is typically held Monday through Wednesday at either 5:30pm or 6:30pm. (duration: 1 hour)