In a world of distraction and shifting external conditions, our rough and restless minds seek stability in whatever appears solid, tangible, material.
It seems we’re losing our ability to discern the presence of that which is more subtle, beyond the physical, holy.
Buddha taught how we can discover and connect with the sacred – our own pure nature, for example, and the energy of enlightened mind.
In this class series Gen Suma will introduce methods to help us cultivate some of these more profound approaches, in order to help us enhance the power and quality of our spiritual life.
The word ‘mandala’ in this context means ‘universe’.
When we offer a mandala to the holy beings we are offering everything – the whole universe with all its objects and all the beings who inhabit it.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
About Gen Kelsang Suma
Canadian Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Suma has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since the mid-1990s.
She is the resident teacher at Jampa Ling Kadampa Buddhist Centre.
A mother, grandmother and devoted practitioner, she is known for the warmth and clarity of her teachings and for her love of her students.