HELD AT KAMALASHILA TIBETAN BUDDHIST CENTRE 16 January 2022
At Kamalashila Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe lead sangha members in the first Sunday meditation for 2022. By coincidence and auspiciously, this was the anniversary of one of the great Sakya Founders Sakya Pandita. Khenpo la so kindly bestowed the Sakya Pandita Prayer (below), and then gave a spontaneous teaching about this Great Master and how this day in the Sakya monasteries and nunneries is one of the most revered days of the year, and on how the ordained students do debating on this day as part of their learning. Sakya Pandita is a true emanation of Manjushri. Whilst giving food and water to those in need is a virtuous action, it can only ever bring a temporary benefit. But the kindness and wisdom like Sakya Pandita’s brings not only temporary benefit but ultimate liberations being so profound. Thank you Khenpo la for sharing this on such an auspicious day.
Who has the eye of wisdom that sees all that is knowable, The compassion that brings about the welfare of all beings, The power that accomplishes inconceivable enlightened action, Lama, Manjushri you who are in person, at your feet I supplicate!