Becoming a Buddhist: Receiving Blessings
In terms of making progress in our meditations and training our mind, what a difference blessings make!
Without the water of blessings, our potentials for realizations are said to be like dry seeds that cannot sprout nor grow into a crop of experience. We can push as much as we like at meditation and other spiritual practices, but results will be slow and, quite likely, torturous if we are relying only on our own unblessed minds.
In his Medicine Buddha teachings in 2004, Venerable Geshe Kelsang said:
“Just pushing in meditation or contemplation, reading books, understanding or studying, these things alone are not good enough because we need to receive blessings from enlightened beings.”
In this mini-retreat, tap into enlightened beings’ water-like blessings and see how your meditation practice flourishes! No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!