Be guided in retreat through a special meditation and recitation practice in conjunction with the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa. This practice accumulates a great collection of merit (or good fortune) and improves our compassion, wisdom and spiritual power. The day will consist of teachings, guided meditations and time for silent recitation in the powerful context of group retreat.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says in the book Heart Jewel:
‘The practice of Migtsema is very important for fulfilling both one’s own and others’ wishes. Through not understanding the benefits of reciting the Migtsema prayer, many people disregard this practice. Others, ignore it thinking that it is a small practice. Some even think, “This practice is small, whereas I am a great practitioner!”. Such an attitude is a wrong conception. Once a Mongolian mister asked the Panchen Lama, Palden Yeshe, to give him a small practice that he could do every day because he was otherwise very busy. The Panchen Lama asked him what kind of practice he wanted, and the Mongolian replied that he would like to receive instructions on the Migtsema practice. The Panchen Lama was surprised and said, “How can you say that the practice of Migtsema is a small practice? There is no greater practice thatn this; it contains the meaning of all Buddha’s eighty-four thousand teachings!”’