During the first week of August, 2023, His Eminence Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche kindly returned to Minling Lotus Garden to bestow teachings on the precious text “The Sword of Wisdom” by the great Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche. It was a joyful and precious opportunity for the Lotus Garden sangha to receive profound teachings from His Eminence and for Lotus Garden to again be blessed by Rinpoche’s presence.
This year’s first in-person gathering at Lotus Garden was a rich experience for the sangha, who had gathered from across North America to receive these wonderful teachings. Each day included teachings from His Eminence, practice sessions, and time for self-study and reflection on the day’s teachings. This environment of authentic Dharma study and practice was a great blessing for everyone.
With incomparable kindness, His Eminence bestowed instructions on how to grasp the definitive meaning of the Buddhadharma through these teachings, which require familiarization and regular review and study. Rinpoche instructed the students to continue to work with these teachings in order to refine one’s view and confidently progress on the path of Dharma. We are most appreciative of His Eminence’s immense care, generosity, and insight in bestowing these teachings at Minling Lotus Garden.