Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa that is related to Highest Yoga Tantra. Although the main practice is reliance upon the Spiritual Guide, it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path and training the mind as well as both the generation stage and completion stage of Highest Yoga Tantra.
All schools of Buddhism agree that the practice of Guru yoga, or relying upon a Spiritual Guide, is the root of the spiritual path and the foundation of all spiritual attainments. We can understand this from our ordinary experiences. For example, if we want to acquire special skills, become proficient at a particular sport, or learn to play a musical instrument well, we naturally seek a qualified teacher to instruct us. By following our teachers example and sincerely applying his or her instructions, eventually we accomplish our aim and become just like our teacher.
If reliance upon a qualified teacher is necessary for mundane achievements such as these, how much more necessary is it for spiritual attainments such as liberation or enlightenment?
Gen Tubchen will give the commentary to this special practice which has the power to transform our mind from its present ordinary state to the supremely blissful mind of enlightenment.
Gen Tubchen is a Buddhist nun and the National Spiritual Director of the Nordic Region. She has 20 years experience of meditation practice and has studied, engaged in and guided many retreats. Gen Tubchen’s teachings demonstrate her clear and peaceful mind. She uses her experience to guide others to developing these same states of mind. She demonstrates the example of how to apply wisdom and compassion to daily life two overcome problems and benefiting others.
The course will be taught in English.