Dear Friends, Members and Students,
Thank you for a decade of love, practice, service and study. It has been such an honor to study and practice together. Thank you for supporting the Ngakpa International projects including the Yogic Medicine Institute, the MahaSiddha Center, Ngakpa House, House of Bodhichitta and Khandro Ling. A heartfelt thank you to my students and friends who have donated to support my Lama activities. And most especially thank you for those of you who have donated to our Dakini Mountain fundraiser – thanks to you the dream is in reach. Your support has also ushered in a new era – the era of Dakini Mountain. I am overjoyed to be planning our grand opening and am holding high aspirations for the benefit that can be offered there.
Enclosed is an excerpt for you from the text we are studying in the monthly online class, the text from Longchenpa, Excellent Path to Enlightenment. This is its seventy ninth instruction. It expresses the path to happiness – stepping out of self-absorption into altruistic enlightened intent, also known in Sanskrit as, bodhichitta.
May you have calm and courage, good fortune and wisdom in all the times to come. May we meet again (and again) at Dakini Mountain.
When you enter the house of a bodhisattva, give rise to the mind of bodhichitta, thinking, “May all sentient beings enter the city of liberation.”
When you go to sleep, think, “May all beings obtain the dharmakaya buddha.”
When dreaming dreams, think, “May all beings realize all phenomena to be like dreams.”
When tightening your belt, think, “May all beings be connected to the root of virtue.”
When sitting down, think, “May all obtain the vajra seat.”
When lighting a fire, think, “May the firewood of the kleshas be consumed.”
When a fire is blazing, think, “May the fire of wisdom blaze.”
When cooking a meal think, “May all obtain the amrita of wisdom.”
When eating food, think, “May all be nourished by the food of meditation.”
When placing your foot down, think, “May I go for the benefit of beings.”
When lifting your foot up, think, “May all beings be lifted from suffering.”
When seeing suffering, think, “May all the suffering of sentient beings be pacified.”
When seeing those who are happy, think, “May all obtain the happiness of enlightenment.”
Excerpted from Excellent Path to Enlightenment, by Longchen Rabjam. Translation by Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche and Gerry Wiener
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