Week of November 13-19, 2017

Posted on November 14th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

Tuesday 11/14  7 PM     Short Green Tara sadhana and Confession of Downfalls
Green Tara is the female Buddha who protects from all fear and danger.  She is universally practiced throughout all Tibetan Buddhist traditions.  In this liturgy we invoke her presence and call upon her help.
The Confession of Downfalls is the principal Mahayana method of of  purifying and removing the effects of past negative karma. In this liturgy we call upon the thirty five Buddhas from the Sutra in Three Sections.
Sunday 11/19
  • 9 AM – 9:45    Chenrezig sadhana.  

Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of Compassion and is revered in all Mahayana Buddhist lineages.  We meditate on Chenrezig and recite his six syllable mantra so that we can develop love, compassion and wisdom in order to help all living beings.

  • 10- 10:45 shamata (peace) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation

We practice shamata meditation to overcome mental wandering, distraction and inattention and develop stability and a sharp, focused mind.  We practice tonglen to develop love and compassion for others.

  • 11 – noon Lama Zopa teaching “Vegetarianism and Active Compassion for Animals in the Buddhist Tradition” 
We hope you can join us for one or more of our programs.  Wishing you a peaceful week ahead.
May all beings be happy!
Yours in the Dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
Mantra is endowed with the capacity to purify our mind 
from the veils that obscure it.  
Mantra opens the mind to love and compassion 
and leads it to awakening.
 Bokar RinpocheChenrezig Lord of Love