Dear students and friends of KMC Colorado,
I hope this finds you well and enjoying classes back at the Center. Personally, I love being back with all of you in person. This Saturday (and Sunday) is a very big weekend for us – Buddha Maitreya empowerment, teachings, and practice -- so I wanted to say something about this and invite you to partake!
Buddha Maitreya is the Buddha of loving-kindness, meaning that by connecting with him we can quickly improve our own innate potential for loving kindness.
In general, the only real or lasting solution to our human problems is a spiritual one – if we purify and transform our minds, we purify and transform our world. In Dharma we learn to identify the real enemy of living beings – which is the delusions of hatred, greed, confusion, fear, selfishness, and so on, not each other. The best way to be happy is to develop love. And the weekend is all about love.
Every day should be about love! Love makes the world go around. Love destroys the insanity of an uncaring world. Love is a universal truth. When it comes down to it, everyone is seeking to love. Everyone needs love.
As Shantideva says:
“All the suffering in the world comes from wishing just ourselves to be happy
And all the happiness in the world comes from wishing others to be happy.”
If we learn to love others, we can achieve our life’s purpose. By relying on the blessings and Tantric practice of Buddha Maitreya, we can quickly attain the state of enlightenment ourselves, meaning that we will be able to work effortlessly and joyfully for others’ benefit day and night, even emanating countless forms.
When we practice Tantra, we see clearly how such a thing is not some fantasy, but entirely possible. Understanding the creative power of our mind and the true nature of reality, we are able to look beyond the ordinary to our own and others’ extraordinary potential and future.
Tantra gives our spiritual practice vision and brings our Sutra meditations alive. We see what it is going to be like to be free from suffering, enjoy everything with a blissful mind, and have the ability to help all living beings continually. In these degenerate times, Tantra is a vital practice for enabling us to fulfil our potential to overcome our delusions and develop pure and peaceful states of mind.
This weekend will give us a lot of inspiration and energy. It will also be a lot of fun to hang out with the Sangha!
Cannot wait to see you there!
With love and prayers,
Saturday, September 24th, 2022
8:15-9:00am: Guided Meditation with Jamie Holland
10:15am-1:00pm: Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya
2:30-4:00pm: Commentary and Practice #1
Sunday, September 25th, 2022
9:00-10:00am: Buddha Maitreya Prayers & Meditation with Jamie Holland
10:30am-12pm: Commentary and Practice #2
1:30-3:00pm: Commentary and Practice #3