In this extraordinary series, Geshe Tashi gives us regular updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic amongst the Tibetan diaspora in India through the lens of Sera Mey Monastery, home to 6,000 monks. In response to emails asking after his welfare and requesting advice on Coronavirus and Buddhist practice, he generously shares his observations, thoughts and advice in his usual warm-hearted and accessible style.
The focus for today’s practice update is the body. Geshe Tashi, in his understated yet masterful way, guides us in the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, focussing primarily on the body and feelings. Quoting Shantideva, he asks us to put this object of so much of our attention to good use, like we might make use of a boat, to carry us from suffering to the other shore.
He urges us to take our mindfulness practice deeper than the current fashion, tackling the undercurrents of anger and fear, and cultivating a love and compassion that can always be there for us.
Really, this is becoming an extraordinary teaching series, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you all. Thank you so much for being a part of our community and helping to make these teachings happen.
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This morning Geshe la performed a Padmasambhava incense offering from the roof of his quarters, and sent photos for us all to see. We are delighted to share this beautiful early morning scene with you.
Below is a video of Geshe Tashi making the Padmasambhava incense offering from his roof. This is the offering Padmasambhava made to help protect Tibetans from a plague in the 7th century.