Heart Jewel: The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa

Meditation classes with teachings by modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu (In Person Only)

Tuesday 6:30PM- 7:45PM, KMC Charlotte

“After I pass away

And my pure doctrine is absent,

You will appear as an ordinary being,

Performing the deeds of a Buddha.” - Buddha, Root Tantra of Manjushri

 

When we practice the Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa according to the Segyu lineage, we can pacify all our negative karma and obstacles and increase our merit, life span and Dharma realizations. In particular, because Je Tsongkhapa is at once an emanation of Avalokiteshvara (the embodiment of all Buddhas’ compassion), Manjushri (the embodiment of all Buddhas’ wisdom) and Vajrapani (the embodiment of all Buddhas’ power), we can easily increase our realizations of compassion, wisdom and spiritual power. Of these, it is especially important to increase our wisdom because wisdom is the antidote to ignorance, the root of all our suffering.

 

These classes will be based on the teachings in the book Heart Jewel: The Essential Practices of Kadampa Buddhism. Gen Norbu will emphasize understanding why Kadampas engage in Heart Jewel practice, understanding the Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa, and how to engage in this practice. 

 

Recommended reading: Heart Jewel by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Available in our shop, or download here - https://tharpa.com/us/heart-jewel-393.html

 

September 27 - Following an Enlightened Example: Je Tsongkhapa

October 4 - Why do “Heart Jewel”?: The Benefits of this Practice

October 11 - Imagine Complete Purity: Inviting the Field for Accumulating Merit

October 18 - No Class: International Fall Festival at KMC New York

October 25 - No Class: Offering to the Spiritual Guide puja w/ tsog

November 1 - The Seven Limbs and the Mandala Offering: Accumulating Merit

November 8 - How to Use the “Migtsema” Prayer: Making Requests and Purifying Impurities

November 15 - No Class: Amitayus Empowerment Preparation Week

November 22 - Gaining Understanding and Dispelling Doubts: The Seven Wisdoms

November 29 - No Class: Melodious Drum puja w/ tsog

December 6 - Attaining Realizations, Conclusion, and The Practice during the Meditation Break

December 13 - Why Je Tsongkhapa?: An Explanation of the “Migtsema” Prayer