On Saturday 17th March Awakened Heart Sangha teacher Pema came all the way from her home in North Wales to Malvern, Worcestershire to give a teaching organised by Sangha members, which many local AHS members attended, others from farther afield, as well as other Dharma practitioners from another lineage.
The teaching was called The Three Mysteries: Body, Speech and Mind and Pema used a supplication to Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) as the basis for the teaching. The prayer can be sung, which is something our sangha is known for, thanks to our Tibetan Buddhist lineage connection to the famous singing yogin Milarepa, and Lama Shenpen‘s teacher Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, another yogin linked to Milarepa because of his profound extemporaneous songs. You can find the prayer and a recording at the bottom of the page HERE.
Pema taught us about the connection between our ordinary body, speech and mind and the Buddha body, speech and mind, the three kayas.
We looked at the interface or ‘play’ between our unenlightened and enlightened aspects and that by exploring and understanding our ordinary experience, we gain greater insight and confidence in our Buddhanature.
We listened, sang, meditated, reflected and discussed the subject throughout the day. It’s such a profound topic with so many layers, it gave us all lots of different areas to reflect on and practise with.
Elmslie House in Malvern was a wonderful venue with a nice atmosphere and a lovely bright teaching room.
Thank you to the organisers and to Pema for such an inspiring day!