Meditation in Anchorage is a growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and the true causes of happiness. We are a branch of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington and offer the teachings of Kadampa Buddhism. You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind!
Please join us as we be study, pray and meditate upon the Heart Jewel.
The Heart Jewel presents two practices revealed by Manjushri, the Wisdom Buddha. The first is a special Guru yoga in which we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa, who himself is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri. By relying upon this practice we can purify negativity, accumulate merit and receive blessings. In this way, we will naturally accomplish all the realizations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom.
The second practice is a method for relying upon the Dharma Protector. Through this practice we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.
These two practices are the essential practices of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism.
By practicing this sadhana regularly and sincerely, we will make our precious human life extremely meaningful and we will definitely reap a harvest of pure Dharma realizations. Eventually we will come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Meditation Master and Spiritual Teacher
of The New Kadampa Tradition.