Our Spiritual Protectors
Day course with Kadam Mike Garside
10am – 6pm
Keeping a peaceful and positive mind in these busy, materialistic and uncertain times is not easy. There is so much negative energy in the world and in our own mind, and those who are trying to follow a spiritual path can often feel they are swimming against a powerful current. The truth is that we need spiritual protection. Understanding this, enlightened beings manifest as Dharma Protectors, whose function is to overcome our inner and outer obstacles to spiritual development and to provide us with the conditions we need to make progress. In these turbulent and dangerous times, the need for this spiritual protection is greater than ever.
In the morning Kadam Mike will explain how to rely on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. In the afternoon we will do the long Protector puja called Melodious Drum. We do this puja (or chanted meditation) every 29th day of the month, but we should warn you that it is very long – almost four hours – and might not make much sense if you are new to Kadampa Buddhism. We never charge for pujas, so the course fee of £15 is for the morning course (10am – 1pm) and lunch. If you do not wish to stay for lunch the price of the course alone is £10.
About the teacher
Kadam Mike Garside
Mike is the main teacher at Dharmavajra Buddhist Centre in Swansea. He has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism in the UK and Spain for over 30 years under the direct guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Mike is known amongst his students for his approachability, deeply insightful and inspiring teachings, and his love of meditation and exploring the teachings through discussion.