Dear Dharma Friends,
Lama Kalsang is returning from Florida on Tuesday the 18th — our practices this week are resuming both online and in person. Our Wednesday yidam practice is Green Tara at 7pm, Saturday is Vajrasattva practice at 9am.
Sunday the 23rd at 10am Lama Kalsang will lead a special Buddha Amitayus practice instead of our regular Sunday Achi practice. Amitayus, Buddha of Boundless Life, is regarded as the Sambhogakaya aspect of Amitabha Buddha, the Buddha of Boundless Light. There will be a Tsok (food offering) included in this practice. If you wish to participate in the tsok offering you are welcome to bring some fruit or cookies for the occasion. There are no prerequisites or prior experience required to participate.
Please note: the CDC has listed our community transmission level as low, and masks are optional for our in person practices at the center. We will be running the air purifier in the common area. If you are not feeling well, please join us online.
May the illumination of wisdom teachings shine through all obscurations of our mind, and may our practices be beneficial to all beings!
Wednesday, October 19, 7pm. Green Tara Practice. Online and in person. Green Tara, the meditation deity in female form, embodies the wisdom energies of compassionate fearlessness. This yidam practice is for us to cultivate the connection to this feminine energy of compassion and wisdom through visualization and chanting. Join us on Zoom.
Saturday, October 22, 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, October 23, 10 am. Buddha Amitayus Practice and Tsok. Online and in person. The Amitayus Retreat text will be used for this practice, and will be linked in the Zoom chat. Join us on Zoom.