Mahamudra Teachings

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During this two day retreat intensive, Lama Karma will also offer the Refuge Ceremony, the first step in connecting the mind of the student with the great Masters of our lineage, the first step in becoming Buddhist. But what you do need to do is just be mindful of the fact that new things won’t make you happy. It is worn by the Grand Pan-ch'en Lama and the four abbots of Tashi-lhimpo on going to preside at the wrangling disputations. During this period, those who went to Mongolia to spread Buddhism came not only from the Yellow Sect but also from others; the main one usually mistakenly known as the "Red Sect."

Pages: 90

Publisher: Zhyisil Chokyi Publications (June 23, 2003)

ISBN: 1877294055

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