Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Meanwhile, back at the monastery...the snow has come

The Ice Goddess

Guru Rinpoche on Ice


These snowy days are ideal for practice. It reminds me of the words of the Christian Christmas carol - 'Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright...'
Winter time at Lerab Ling is always the time when I feel most inclined to do retreat.

The environment is so conducive to practice and feels especially blessed with the three years of retreat that ended in November.  The atmosphere of practice has continued and I feel will increase more and more as others also realise the benefits and, actually, the sheer joy that can come from being able to go more deeply into the practice.  No wonder those masters of old who spent many years in retreat were always singing songs of realization!

(Story and photos by Ane Tsondru)

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