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The Power of Mantra: Mind Protection

Half-day with Gen Kelsang Gomchen

11 May 2019 | 10am - 1pm


Relax, be inspired and find peace with a half-day course on the ancient practice of mantra recitation. Learn how we can use this practice to purify our mind, stay positive and draw close to the Buddhas.

“Through mantra recitation we can pacify the outer and inner obstacles of both ourself and others, and increase our good fortune and spiritual realisations. We can gather all the necessary conditions for spiritual development, and benefit many beings through peaceful or wrathful actions conjoined with the recitation of mantra.” - from Essence of Vajrayana by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"Mantra" is a sanskrit word meaning "mind-protection", it is the supreme method to accomplish spiritual realisations, pacify negative thoughts and receive blessings or inspiration from enlightened beings.

The morning will include a combination of teachings, guided meditations and a short session of chanting the mantra of the Buddha of Compassion. We will learn how to combine mantra recitation with breathing meditation and also how to use mantras in the context of our daily live.


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Gen Kelsang Gomchen is a qualified Kadampa practitioner and teacher of Kadampa Buddhism who has taught widely throughout the UK. He has received extensive teachings of both Sutra and Tantra including the empowerments of Highest Yoga Tantra from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has completed an intensive Special Teacher Training Programme with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, and engaged sincerely in meditation retreats on both Sutra and Tantra.

Gen Gomchen is known for his ability to inspire others through sincere practice and to present the deeper meanings of Venerable-Geshe-la’s books in a way that is practical and relevant to all who listen.


This course is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators.

What will each session consist of?
Each session will include a combination of teachings and guided meditations with an opportunity to ask questions at the end and socialize with like-minded people during the break time.

Do I need to bring anything or wear anything special?
No. All sessions will take place on chairs but there are optional cushions if you prefer to sit cross-legged. You don’t need to bring anything else with you, but some people like to take notes during the session, so feel free to bring a paper and pen.

What if I’m new to this?
Everyone is welcome to participate in this course and will benefit both new and experienced people alike. Our reception staff will happily recommend some follow on reading or classes after the course if you are interested.

More questions?
Contact info@kmclondon.org and someone will happily help you with your query.

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