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On September 17 our most precious Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche showed the manner of passing peacefully into the clear light.

Venerable Geshe-la requested that for auspiciousness at this time all Kadampa centers around the world engage in a short retreat using his special prayer, Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples.

KMC Bloomington will be engaging in retreat on Tuesday, September 20, Wednesday, September 21 as well as Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 — retreat schedule.

"You who take on the great responsibility of caring in every way for the doctrine and migrators,
Giving to everyone equally, without discrimination, the precious opportunity to accomplish one’s own purpose and the purpose of others;

O Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka,
Please remain at my heart forever,
So that all directions will be pervaded by your matchless, excellent deeds."

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Recent photo of Venerable Geshe-la

A quiet humble monk who changed our world.

During his remarkable life, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche touched the hearts of countless people throughout the world.

His wisdom, kindness and compassion are unequalled in these uncertain times.

As we will see in coming articles, Venerable Geshe-la's legacy is both extraordinary and world-changing.

From his vast body of unequalled teachings enshrined in his extraordinary books, the Temples, centers, study programs, Teachers, Sangha and above all the international community of people actively dedicated to world peace, he has sown so many seeds of peace and hope in this troubled world that are already bearing fruit and will continue to do so for many decades to come.

Venerable Geshe-la frequently said to us "The time will come for you to do my job." And so now this time is upon us - to joyfully and sincerely work together to fulfill the compassionate wishes of this holy being in generation after generation.

This will be our highest offering to Venerable Geshe-la and our deepest expression of gratitude.

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