with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab
This year will be the first time since 2003 that an International Kadampa Festival is held in Toronto.
In 2003, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche granted the empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini in Toronto. That was the last time Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments were given, not just in Canada but anywhere in North America, so this Festival is a very special occasion.
Highest Yoga Tantra is the supreme method for accomplishing the ultimate goal of human life – attaining enlightenment so that we can directly benefit each and every living being every day.
The gateway to the practice of Tantra is receiving a Tantric empowerment from a qualified Tantric Spiritual Guide. We then need to learn precisely how to practise Tantra and how to progress through the spiritual grounds and paths by depending upon Tantric practice.
This Festival will provide an opportunity to receive these Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments and to listen to a clear explanation of the practice directly from Gen-la Khyenrab.
For those who are new to Highest Yoga Tantra this Festival is the perfect starting point. And for those who already have the empowerments it is a perfect opportunity to refresh and progress your practice. It is necessary to attend all 3 days of Empowerments.
Tantra is a special method to purify our world, our self, our enjoyments and our activities; and if we put this method into practice we shall very quickly attain enlightenment. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso