Seminar: Peace Culture for a better life

A seminar on the themes of sustainable development and culture of peace with the anthropologist Adine Gavazzi, architect and geographer Gianni Perotti and the homeopath psychologist Tania Re, teachers for the UNESCO professorship of the University of Genova. A contribution to the global need for peace in the context of the family, society, the economy and the natural environment.

During the seminar Lama Gangchen will teach the meditative practice Shim Kham Jong So – Making peace with the environment

“The search for inner peace is the spiritual practice to which each of us can consciously dedicate ourselves in our daily life”

Guru puja, prayers and meditations for Lama Lhawang in Kunpen Lama Gangchen Milan

All friends and members of Kunpen Lama Gangchen and Abagnano Healing Meditation Center bid farewell to precious Lama Lhawang who left his body last night during full moon.

May his great example as a practitioner of pure Dharma, love, compassion, joy and wisdom of a bodhisattva remain forever in the heart of all and be a constant source of inspiration and blessings.

May his great teaching of the importance of simplicity, gratitude and kindness always accompany us.

Guru puja, prayers and meditations for Lama Lhawang will be held Sunday, the 23rd of December at 3 pm in Kunpen Lama Gangchen- via Marco Polo 13 Milan.

Vajrayoghini empowerment

The practice of Vajrayogini, one of the most important of the Mahanuttara Yoga Tantra, the highest class of Tantra, is considered one of the most powerful of all Buddhist Tantric meditations. Buddha emanated Vajrayogini, a special female enlightened being, 2500 years ago. She is the female counterpart of Heruka, the Lord of the Heroes, and she teaches us how to attain enlightenment through purifying our female essence, our dakini nature. In the course of centuries many high lamas, yogis and accomplished Mahasiddhas have explained that the tantra of Vajrayogini is an excellent antidote against the damages brought about by an excess of avidity and greed. Furthermore they stated that with the increasing levels of the moral and energetic degeneration of the planet, the Vajrayogini Tantra would have also acquired an increasingly greater power and that the realisations brought about by it’s practice can lead to Enlightenment in a single lifetime. This practice is particularly indicated for those who are consumed by desire; it is very simple although it contains the essence of all the tantras. Practicing with sincerity, it can help resolve desperate situations and lead quickly to the Pureland of the Dakinis and to the Clear Light of Bliss.

Siddhanta Drub-tha: Buddhist Philosophy Course: A way to know better oneself and the world in which we live V week end

The six Paramita: On the path of the Great Vehicle (in Sanskrit Mahayana) the spiritual training of practitioners is aimed at liberation from suffering, with the ultimate goal of achieving enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. Buddha Shakyamuni, 2500 years ago, gave instructions for developing the altruistic bodhichitta mind through the development of the Six Perfections (Sanskrit: Paramita). These teachings came to us from Buddha Shakyamuni through the uninterrupted lineage of masters and through the dissemination and commentary of the sutras (the discourses of the Buddha). Practicing the Paramitas consists of keeping a series of virtuous behaviours and at the same time avoiding negative actions. In this context an action is considered negative when it damages sentient beings, without any relation to the social conventions of Western culture. Through the practice of the Six Perfections, understanding the law of cause and effect and the interdependence of the phenomena, one can purify the mind from disturbing negative factors, the cause of all suffering, and build a solid base of positive karmic imprints useful for continuing on the Path that leads to supreme consciousness, that is, to the maximum development of human potential.

 

 

The six perfections, which are to be practiced with the body, speech and mind are:

 

- generosity (in Sanskrit Dāna)

 

- ethics (in Sanskrit Śīla, pronounced Shila)

 

- patience (in Sanskrit Kṣanti)

 

- perseverance, energy, diligence, vigour or enthusiastic commitment (in Sanskrit Virya)

 

- meditative concentration and contemplation (in Sanskrit Dhyāna)

 

- wisdom (in Sanskrit Prajña)

Siddhanta Drub-tha: Buddist Philosophy Course: A way to know better oneself and the world in which we live

Bodhicitta: Why and how to develop an altruistic mind by cultivating love and respect.

Bodhicitta is a Sanskrit term that indicates the “Mind of enlightenment”. Bodhicitta is the unlimited love towards all beings and the profound desire to free them from the suffering of samsara. It is a fundamental aspect of the Mahayana path after the “renunciation” or the great determination to come out of suffering and “emptiness” or Lack of independent existence.