HELD AT KAMALASHILA TIBETAN BUDDHIST CENTRE 27 December 2021 – 1 January 2022
We all feel very fortunate to be able to take some time away from this busy time of year and be here at Kamalashila in the tranquil and beautiful environment listening to these profound teachings given so generously by Khenpo la. Khenpo la gave the Vajrasattava Transmission and followed with detailed and practical teachings on this purification practice. Khenpo la then gave the Medicine Buddha Transmission and teachings on the practice. We dedicate to the benefit and good health of all beings.
A great ending to 2021
Retreatants attending the annual purification and healing retreat at Kamalashila Tibetan Buddhist Centre were most fortunate to spend the last day of 2021 receiving precious teachings from Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe on the Medicine Buddha practice. The evening was spent in a celebratory dinner kindly prepared by Ani Nyidon la and dessert by Penny Moody! A full three course stunningly delicious meal kindly assisted by Nicole and Ann. Highlights were Ani la’s annual Fortune Cookie readings and associated performances along with a Medicine Buddha dance led by Felicity.
A great start to 2022
It was a cool clear start to the day for the final teachings on Medicine Buddha. The Venerables Jitindriya and Jayasara led the retreatants on the final walking meditation to sit watching out to Gulaga Mountain. We then returned for final Vajrasattva and Medicine Buddha practices before khatas were offered to Khenpo in appreciation of his profound and accessible teachings over the retreat. We had a farewell lunch and did some cleaning up. A big thanks to the Venerables along with Ani Nyidon, Ann Kelly and Robert Newberry and the many other people who contributed to the cooking serving and tidying up around the place. Jack H.