The purpose of this meditation is to generate a strong feeling of our Spiritual Guide being with us, and guiding us along the path to enlightenment.

books-jpgf-frontI began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then began by reviewing the purpose of this meditation. In fact, the purpose of this meditation is to deepen our understanding of all the other Lamrim meditations. How? By understanding that we need our Spiritual Guide’s help every step of the way to learn and fully understand the Kadam Lamrim. It is our Spiritual Guide who first shows us these meditations. Then it is his wisdom and patience that we rely on to help us understand them. Finally, we rely upon him to reveal to us the layers of meaning within the instructions, and through his continual loving care and blessings, we will eventually complete the spiritual path.

I thought about these points and developed a sincere thought: ‘Please be with me and guide me always’. I made this request repeatedly to my Spiritual Guide, and I felt like he was there with me, delighted to help me and encouraging me to succeed. I focused on this recognition for the rest of my session.


May all living beings receive the blessings and encouragement of their Spiritual Guide.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will imagine Geshe-la with me, at my side, guiding me throughout the day.