One day a wonderful Ane, a woman monk, asked me to take her picture.

A few days later, I took a photo of all the Ane's.

His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya leaving the Monastery.

What I "Got" out of Lamdre

  • An exploration of, initiation into, and beginning experiences of the true nature of "reality."
  • An excellent set of spiritual practices and powerful meditations.
  • A connection with a spiritual tradition and culture that goes back over 2,000 years. A desire to help these incredible spiritual teachings to continue on for another 2,000 years. The desire to use my brand marketing skills to help the Tibetan Buddhist Lamdre teachings be more widely understood and practiced.
  • Some new friends
  • Five weeks truly "away from it all."
  • Clear directions on how to become a better, more virtuous, person.
  • A renewed commitment to spiritual practice.
  • A plan to change my lifestyle and create a new "Chuck Pettis" that is more noble, generous and caring.

Readings

  1. The Beautiful Ornament of The Three Visions by Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub, Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca, NY, 1991.
  2. The Three Levels of Spiritual Perception by Deshung Rinpoche, Wisdom Publications, Boston, 1995.
  3. A Flash of Lightening in the Dark of the Night by The Dalai Lama, Shambala, Boston, 1994
  4. Lamdre: Dawn of Enlightenment by Lama Choedak Yuthok, Gorum Publications, Canberra, Australia, 1997.

All books are available from Snow Lion Publications (800-950-0313 or www.snowlionpub.com -go to Catalog, then Lamdre). The first three books are also available from Amazon.com.

1Lama Choedak Yuthok, Lamdre: Dawn of Enlightenment by Lama Choedak Yuthok, Gorum Publications, Canberra, Australia, 1997. pg 3
2 USA Snapshots, "What adults would ask a god or supreme being if they could get a direct and immediate answer," Friday, May 28, 1999.


© 1999, Chuck Pettis