Wishing you Love and Peace for 2015

GSBHeruka HYN

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Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka New Years card 🙂

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Buddhist Sutra & Tantra on Vajrayogini Day

Just as both wings are equally important for a bird to fly,
so both Sutra and Tantra are equally important for practitioners seeking enlightenment.

Gyatso

Want Spiritual Power? Rely on Je Tsongkhapa!

Because Je Tsongkhapa is the embodiment of all Buddhas’ wisdom, compassion and spiritual power at once, by relying on him we can attain these good qualities.

Je Tsongkhapa empowerment leaflet, ed.

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Blessings of Spiritual Power

Bodhisattva Vajrapani

Je Tsongkhapa is an emanation of Buddha Vajrapani, whose function is to destroy the negative minds of living beings by bestowing power on their body, speech and mind.
Liberated from the oppressive weight of negativity, we are free to power on with our lives, and reach the desired goal.

Asking for help from the holy beings is like opening the shutters on a sunny day, and letting the sun in. The sun’s always shining, all we have to do it let it in.
Buddha’s blessings are the same.
They’re always blessing the minds of living beings, it’s their job. By opening up to these blessings, we can transform our mind, and therefore our world.

Like this:
Manjushri mantras are good for dispelling mental cloudiness: Clearing the Confusion with Buddha’s Blessings
Lama Yeshe: benefits of relying on Lama Tsongkhapa

Kadampa Life: What are Blessings? As Shantideva says in the beginning of Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Buddha’s blessings are like lightning during a dark night, quickly illuminating the environment and so forth. Similarly, Buddha’s blessings suddenly illuminate our mind with positivity, peace, and calm. At that time we are happy.

Credits:
Je Tsongkhapa Empowerment notes from Gen Chönden’s empowerment teachings 20th April 2013, via Aileen Glen.
Ref: Heart Jewel, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Original flyer by Becky Maybury

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Tune into the Tsongkhapa Empowerment – Sun July 22nd Meditation / Contemplation

Gen Kelsang Dekyong will be giving the Je Tsongkhapa empowerment at Manjushri Centre in Cumbria on Sunday. The session begins at 4pm GMT.

We can be there in mind if not in body. And since the  definitive Je Tsongkhapa pervades the entire universe; we can be sure that he is most definitely here with us.

Je Tsongkhapa and Sons

Migtsema prayer

Tsongkhapa, crown ornament of the scholars of the Land of the Snows,
You are Avalokiteshvara, the treasury of unobservable compassion,
Manjushri, the supreme stainless wisdom,
And Vajrapani, the destroyer of the hosts of maras;
O Losang Dragpa I request you, please grant your blessings.

 Tune in to the Blessings

~ Meditate or just Contemplate

Find a quiet space, and settle down to meditate.
If this isn’t possible, just thinking about Tsongkhapa will allow him to bless your mind ~ much like opening the shutters on a sunny day lets the sun in. 

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We can allow our body to relax and our mind to clear.
Sit in a relaxed, comfortable position, with our back as straight as possible.
Follow the breath for awhile ~ the in-breath, the out-breath, the natural process of breathing.

When we’ve achieved some stillness in our mind, we can turn our attention to the empowerment.
A short prayer is good; or even just setting the good intention that doing this might be of benefit to ourselves and others.

We can allow ourselves to feel close to our Guru, Tsongkhapa and Gen Dekyong, (any or all is fine).
If this brings a smile, all the better.

Dekyong giving the empowerment is like a program being broadcast over the radio waves. Tuning our attention into Je Tsongkhapa at this time, is like turning our radio on.
By doing this we can be sure that we are receiving something of the transmission. 

When we’ve finished our meditation, dedicate our merit for the benefit of all living beings; and we can rise from our session knowing that a difference has been made.

NB.
Distance is an illusion created by our ignorant minds, and these blessings are powerful.
Of course it’s better to be there, but if we are unable to, then tuning our mind into this frequency works a treat.

Sharing this will help flourish Dharma and world peace  _/\_

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