It’s Important to Practice Now

It’s Important to Practice Now

Date of Advice:
February 2015
Date Posted:
April 2017

A student asked about preliminary practices prior to engaging in retreat. The student had several deity yoga retreat commitments to complete.

My most dear, most kind, most precious wish-fulfilling one,

This is my advice for your practice:

You should do Heruka Body Mandala retreat, then Cittamani Tara retreat. Do Vajrayogini now. Then after all that you can do Yamantaka long retreat. That would be very, very good.

The most important thing is bodhicitta motivation; you have to put effort into that all the time.

Practice guru devotion, seeing one guru as all the buddhas and each buddha is all the gurus from the heart, one hundred percent. You can see like this for days, weeks, months, years, not changing. I am not saying that I am a buddha, no!

According to my observation it looks negative for you after the age of 70. So it’s important to practice now, very important.

Thank you very much. Good luck.

With much love and prayers...