Dear Dharma Friends,
Our schedule this week includes Medicine Buddha full moon practice on Monday May 16th as well as our regular Wednesday yidam practice on Wednesday the 18th. Manjushri is our yidam for Wednesday evening. Our Saturday and Sunday practices remain as usual.
Important note: We are aware of the updated Allegheny County COVID community transmission level to Medium by the CDC. In accordance with CDC guidelines for the Medium level of transmission, our precautions for in-person attendance are as follows:
- Only fully vaccinated individuals may attend in-person practice
- Masks are optional and very strongly recommended for high risk individuals. Your risk assessment is between your and your health care provider, so please adhere to their guidance.
- Improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces – we will run fans to provide air circulation, exhaust, and will be running a HEPA unit in the shrine room.
If you do come in for a practice, please be mindful of your neighbors and allow spacing between yourselves. If you do not feel well for any reason, please do not attend in person. Please see our Covid Policy on the website for details.
May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!
Monday, May 16, 7pm. Medicine Buddha Full Moon practice. In person and online. As a spiritual support for all people affected by this global pandemic, this is a practice to connect us to the healing power of the Medicine Buddha. Join us on Zoom.
Wednesday, May 18, 7pm. Manjushri Practice. Online and in person. Manjushri is the embodiment of perfect wisdom, which helps us cut through our ignorance and delusion. In our practice we aspire to embody all the best qualities of the yidam. Join us on Zoom.
Saturday, May 21, 9am. Vajrasattva Practice. Online and in person. This is a foundational and ongoing training to purify our negative actions, mental disturbances, harmful tendencies and mistaken views by invoking the yidam Vajrasattva in a meditative visualization practice. Join us on Zoom.
Sunday, May 22, 10 am. Achi Chokyi Drolma Practice. Online and in person. Practice will include recitation of the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, Om Ah Hung practice and meditation, and Achi Chokyi Drolma practice. Join us on Zoom.