“The Vajra Cutter Sutra is unbelievable. It is one of the most profitable practices because the root of all sufferings, yours and others, is the ignorance holding ‘I’ as truly existent, even though it is empty of that; and the ignorance holding the aggregates as truly existent, even though they are empty of that. The only antidote to cut that, to get rid of that and through which to achieve liberation, the total cessation of the suffering causes – delusions and karma – is the wisdom realizing emptiness. This is the subject of the Vajra Cutter Sutra, emptiness. So, each time you read it, it leaves such a positive imprint. Without taking much time, without much difficulty, it is easy to actualize wisdom. . .” Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Led By Ven. Katy
Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Ven. Katy Cole has been a Buddhist nun for over 16 years. Since 2003, Ven. Katy has served in a variety of positions at FPMT including Liberation Prison Project’s SPC, chaplain coordinator, and on the US Board of Directors. For the past five years Ven. Katy has visited Lawudo Gompa for retreat and helped Ani La Ngawang Samden with offerings in Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s cave and care of the baby cows. In 2008 she completed a one-year retreat at FPMT’s De-Tong Ling Retreat center. Ven. Katy is currently at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s home in Aptos looking after the hundreds of daily offerings.