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AN INTRO TO MASTER KAMALASHILA’S COMMENTARY TO THE DIAMOND CUTTER SUTRA

On a recent trip to Xi'an, China Geshe Michael and a small group of people were invited to climb to the top of Zhongnan Mountain and take a tour of the very beautiful Clear Karma Temple being restored there. This mountain range is famous for being the place where where Taoist sage Laozi is said to have dwelt and conveyed the Dao De Jing. This mountain range is famous for being the place where where Taoist sage Laozi is said to have dwelt and conveyed the Dao De Jing. 

While at the top and in the teaching hall of this temple Geshe Michael gave a teaching on Master Kamilashila's commentary to The Diamond Cutter Sutra.


Retreat teachings part one

MASTER KAMALASHILA- MEDITATIONS ON THE DIAMOND CUTTER SUTRA, PART ONE (ARIZONA, 2016)

A unique opportunity to delve deeply into rarely taught meditations on emptiness: Master Kamalashila’s meditations on the Diamond Cutter Sutra, one of the most important teachings on emptiness, have not been widely taught in the last thousand years.

During the first 4 days of the Kamalashila Retreat, students had a morning session with Geshe Michael to learn the day’s meditations, and then spend the rest of the day in the retreat cottages practicing. Those morning sessions are what you’ll find the video and audio for here. For the final 3 days, students the had the opportunity to dive deeper into the meditations on their own.


retreat teachings part two

MASTER KAMALASHILA- MEDITATIONS ON THE DIAMOND CUTTER SUTRA, PART two (ARIZONA, 2016)

This is the second in a four-part series based on Master Kamalashila’s commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra led by Geshe Michael Roach. This retreat provided a unique opportunity to delve deeply into rarely taught meditations on emptiness. The retreat consisted of morning sessions led by Geshe Michael Roach followed by individual practice in the student’s private retreat cabin. 

Geshe Michael included a section from The Jewel of Realization, spoken by Lord Maitreya and written down by Arya Asanga describing the Buddha’s Marks and Signs, as well as a selection from A lamp Which Illuminates the Hidden Meaning composed of notes to a teaching by the great Konchok Tenpay Drunme of Gungtang, which explains the karmic correlations of the Buddha’s Marks and Signs.


retreat teachings part three

MASTER KAMALASHILA MEDITATIONS ON THE DIAMOND CUTTER SUTRA, PART THREE: AN ARYA’S TEARS (2017, ARIZONA)

This is the third in a four-part series based on Master Kamalashila’s commentary on the Diamond Cutter Sutra led by Geshe Michael Roach. This retreat provided a unique opportunity to delve deeply into rarely taught meditations on emptiness. The retreat consisted of morning sessions led by Geshe Michael Roach followed by individual practice in the student’s private retreat cabin.


New york teaching 2016

MEDITATION FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (NEW YORK, 2016)

Meditations for the rest of your life? Yes, meditation can change your relationships, your career, and your life! How does this happen? Geshe Michael Roach taught this series of short, powerful meditations from Master Kamalashila at the Lincoln Center in February, 2016.


taipei teaching 2016

MASTER KAMALASHILA’S COMMENTARY TO THE DIAMOND CUTTER SUTRA (TAIPEI, 2016)

This is a 2 day teaching that Geshe Michael recently gave in Taiwan on Master Kamalashila’s Commentary to The Diamond Cutter Sutra. Please check below for the audio and video of the teaching and the accompanying meditations. There are also images for each of the 25 meditations that were designed to follow the content of the text. There’s also a link to download all those meditation images to your phone or tablet and have them available to do your daily meditations.


taichung teaching 2016 

MASTER KAMALASHILA’S COMMENTARY TO THE DIAMOND CUTTER SUTRA (TAICHUNG, 2016)

This is a teaching that Geshe Michael recently gave in his hotel room in Taichung, Taiwan to a small group of people, representing more than 10 countries. This was a continuation of Master Kamalashila’s Commentary to The Diamond Cutter Sutra which he started teaching in Taipei a few days earlier.


new york teaching 2017

THE BODY IMMORTAL: INSTRUCTIONS FOR STEPPING INTO A BODY THAT TOUCHES THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE (2017, NEW YORK)

This teaching by Geshe Michael Roach on the Diamond Cutter Sutra is a continuation of the explanation of this beautiful book that he began at last year’s talk at Lincoln Center in New York.  The PDF that accompanies this talk is a daily meditation guide for this rare and extraordinary work, which will help you work at home to achieve, truly, a body immortal which serves all beings.