850 year old lineage, on your doorstep
The Martsang Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is an unbroken lineage based on the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha’s sutras and tantras which was founded 850 years ago by Choje Marpa Sherab Yeshe in 1167 (1134-1203).
The practice of Avalokiteshvara helps to create the conditions through which beings are born into the pure land of Dewachen. The essential practice of Avalokiteshvara is single pointed concentration, trusting that one will be reborn in his Pure Land. Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is able to benefit sentient beings in three main areas. First, to save them from the sufferings; second, to treat them for the three poisons and third, to respond to their two types of requests. He is also able to reach out to sentient beings and expound the Dharma according to their level of understanding. Besides having great compassion in liberating sentient beings, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva also possesses great wisdom to look deeply into the Five Aggregates and realise their intrinsic empty nature. This enables him to alleviate the sufferings of sentient beings.
Take a few of days for yourself, to listen deeply to your own breath and feelings; keep your mind quiet and open your heart. This is a rare opportunity to retreat with His Holiness Gangri Karma Rinpoche and group of true Buddhist practitioners in the beautiful countryside.