We just celebrated Chötrul Düchen

We just celebrated Chötrul Düchen, the magical displays of Dharma performed by the Buddha to preserve the Buddhadharma by defeating through debate the non-believers, preventing conversion. What a wonderful way to start the new year by firmly planting the Dharma. We aspire to achieve not the magical powers, but full enlightenment in order to have the power and ability to serve others fully. Remembering our Buddha nature connects us with our eventual enlightenment and infuses deeper purpose in our everyday often mundane lives. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave teachings on the life stories of the Buddha (Jataka tales), Nagarjuna’s ‘Precious Garland,’ and conferred the Bodhisattva vows (dalailama.com).