The reason we celebrate this first Saturday in April is to thank our Buddhist tradition, and in particular, its founder Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, for bringing these teachings into our modern lives. A way of presenting Buddhism that is easy for us to access and practice, and can convert our entire lives into the path to enlightenment.
While sitting here this morning, I picked up my journal and it fell open to a page from last fall. As I read the words scrawled in ink, it occurred to me that it summarizes, in many ways, what to me is the greatest kindness of my teacher. And how he has brought Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality, into my life.
I wanted to share these notes with my fellow travelers this morning, those who are walking this same joyful path to wisdom and compassion. I haven't realized this great insight yet, so please excuse all the inaccuracies in the words as I try to touch its truth, but I wanted to nonetheless share this with my hands pulled together at my heart, with the deepest of thanks to my teacher, Geshe-la, for his extraordinary wisdom.