Activity date: 10/13/2018 - 10/17/2018, Release Date: 2018/10/24

Teachings at the Request of Hay House Publishers


From October 13 to 17 2018, Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa gave five days of teachings on the topic "Discover the Buddha within" at the Palpung Institute of Buddhist Studies. The retreat was requested and organized by Hay House Publishers India and attended by its Chief Executive Mr. Ashok Chopra along with many students from all over the world.

Guru Vajradhara explained Buddhism in terms of ground, path and fruition. He spoke about the nature of reality as the ground; about the stages to be travelled as path; and about the way the result manifests as fruition. He also explained the step-by-step practices of the view, meditation, conduct and fruition according to both the three and nine yanas, classified according to the successive turnings of the wheel of Dharma.

Guru Vajradhara also talked about the highest Vajrayana practices of purifying impure appearances into the pure perception as kayas and wisdoms through profound pith instructions; about samsara, nirvana and the path; about the nature, manifestations and characteristics of this life, future lives and the bardo; and about the function of karma. He gave practical instructions on how to apply antidotes to negative thoughts and emotions in daily life, along with actual instructions on how to practice meditation with the support of the breath, feelings and thoughts. At the end he gave clear, profound and comprehensible answers to a few questions related to the teaching topics.