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Khadro-la visited Centro Nagarjuna Valencia in Spain July 10-12, giving two-hour public teachings during two evenings. Topics included practicing the good heart and the wisdom realizing emptiness. The students were so moved by the teachings and Khadro-la’s presence that the center was filled to capacity, with over two hundred people squeezed together. However, during her teachings, there was a stillness and silence that I have never seen before, all the more suprising as it was so hot and cramped. There were tears in the eyes of many students, especially at the end when Khadro-la began to sing the dedication prayers.
The teachings were translated by our resident translator Karen Molina and the photos were taken by our official photographer Erwan Grey.
The visit was very important for our center as we have been inviting Khadro-la for a few years now. She nearly came last year, but it was canceled right at the last minute. This time there was a lot of uncertainty right up to a few days before the scheduled teachings, but it seems in the end we had enough merit, and there was a great sense of relief when finally she arrived.
The sense of relief soon changed into a sense of awe as even our lofty expectations were surpassed. Khadro-la taught with such clarity and a confidence that only comes from someone who has experienced the truth, and it was clear that she really wanted us to see reality as well.
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