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When our world seems confusing we rely on this simple prayer from our lineages’ founder Lord Jigten Sumgon:  “All mother sentient beings boundless as the sky – especially those enemies who hate me, obstructers who harm me, and those who create obstacles towards my liberation and all-knowingness – may they experience happiness and be separated from suffering. Swiftly will I establish them in the state of unsurpassed, completely perfected, precious enlightenment.”

Our great teacher H.E. Garchen Rinpoche offers the following teaching for these times: “The single cause of all the misery in this world, such as floods on the outer level and conflicts on the inner level, is the ill will arising from the hatred and jealousy of the people inhabiting this planet. Instead of helping one another, people harm each other: countries go to war, people and religious groups fight with each other. In brief, love—the harmony of the inner elements—affects the harmony of the outer elements. The five mental afflictions and the five outer elements are profoundly related. ” Read his full talk here.

Coming in 2017: Meditation and Emotional Intelligence – Retreats in Maine and New York with Khenmo Drolma will focus on understanding how the concept of “self and other” arises in our minds and how this gives rise to myriad emotions.  The consequences of this false conception are seen internally as bias and externally as our environment.

Contemplative Art Khenmo, with her extensive history as an artist is now creating venues for exploring contemplative art. She will begin with an introduction at the Maine College of Art.

Special Guest Ayya Santacitta April 7 & 9th Ayya Santacitta will teach with Khenmo. Together they will incorporate the early Buddhist views and Vajrayana understandings of the Path.