In this series Khen Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering, abbot of Sera Mey monastery guides us through the Vajrasattva practice text, including the Vajrasattva visualisation and One Hundred Syllable Mantra.
He places a particular emphasis on the Four Powers, a powerful psychological approach central to any purification practice, and leads us through the single deity practice, which doesn’t require an initiation. Once learned, this can become a quick, easy and indeed indispensable daily practice.
As usual, Geshe la gives an in depth commentary based on a variety of sources, all in his trademark down to earth style.
In this class, we were once again treated to an extensive guided meditation on the entirety of the Vajrasattva sadhana. Geshe Tashi took this opportunity to emphasise and expand on different areas, a perfect match then for the guided meditation in Class 7.
The second half of the class was a Live Q&A on topics that ranged from Vajrasattva to how to do a ngondro retreat, well worth watching.
Geshe la will now be taking a break for a month or so as his duties as Abbot increase post-lockdown and he will be travelling fairly frequently. It is also the end of term for the Foundation of Buddhist Thought Course, so the Admin Team will be off duty for a month.
Geshe la assured us, however, that he will be picking these Sunday classes up again as summer approaches. If there is something you’d particularly like to request, please let us know.
Thank you all for your kind and generous donations. As you know, half goes towards Geshe la’s charitable projects and half to cover our costs. You’ve been very generous, morale is high!
With best wishes for your Easter break,
The Admin Team