At the present moment Lama Chogdup Dorje is the Director of Dharma at the Karmapa Mikyö Dorje Centre. Lama Chogdup Dorje, Lama Jigme Rinpoche, the Venerable Lama Tönsang and other recognised Lamas impart teachings and direct retreats periodically at the Centre.
Buddhism is a practical tradition. It shows us the Buddha that each one of us is, which we discover when we recognise ourselves in our true nature. It provides us with effective techniques and practices that help us to experience our true nature as a concrete reality in our daily lives.
To this end many teachings and initiations are given in the Mikyö Dorje Centre. Special importance is given to the practice of meditation, to the realisation of Karma-yoga and to the practice of Chenresi, Buddha of Compassion, which entails the recitation of his mantra OM MA NI PAD ME HUNG.
practice of meditation allows us to pacify our mental agitation,
develop vigilant attention and progressively direct our mind towards its
natural state of stability, openness and clarity.
Buddhist masters of meditation know how flexible and malleable the mind is; because of this they teach us to meditate with the aim of integrating meditation into action. Their intention is to close the chasm that sometimes separates spiritual practice from the tensions and challenges of modern life.
The practice of Karma-yoga consists in maintaining the mental state reached after a meditation session during the practice of service. In this way the calmness and centring reached in meditation are combined with the detachment involved in the carrying out of a disinterested activity which does not reinforce our ego. This allows us to, little by little, purify our karma and develop the capacity to meditate in action.
The practice of Chenresi, Buda of Compassion, and the recitation of his mantra OM MA NI PAD ME HUNG allows us to develop the path of the heart, without which awakening is not possible. According to Buddha “we can only reach the absolute truth through devotion”.
When we speak of devotion we are not referring to an absurd adoration, nor to an abdication of our responsibility towards ourselves, but rather to a profound gratitude that moves us so deeply that it offers us a lucid perception of the true nature of our being. This gratitude is directed towards Chenresi, Buddha of Compassion, as the ultimate representation of our compassionate nature. His mantra, considered to be the essence of Buddha’s compassion towards all beings, is an unparalleled instrument for reaching true devotion.
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