***This event will take place online via Zoom***
Chenrezig, also known as Avalokiteshvara, embodies the compassion of all buddhas. Reciting the Chenrezig mantra can purify any heavy negative karma that you have created; it also helps you generate compassion for others and to be guided by Chenrezig. Mani Retreats, in which millions of OM MANI PADME HUM mantras are recited, are typically done during the Saka Dawa month.
Ven. Steve Carlier will lead us in a Chenrezig Guru Yoga called “Staircase to Potala Pure Land,” which was composed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We will also do meditation on refuge and bodhicitta, following the advice from Khandrola to make prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s long life.
All are welcome to join us!
Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in Abiding in the Retreat:
If you pray to Chenrezig, it is easy to purify negative karma and to have realizations. This is besides the temporary benefits in regard to the works of this life. Without need of much hardship in doing reflection and meditation, there is no doubt that with mere prayer you can be guided by Chenrezig whenever you have problems or fears. And at death time, you will easily be born in the Chenrezig pure land, Potala, or in the Amitabha pure land, Dewachen.
The prayers will be screen shared. You can download of some of the prayers here:
Ven Steve Carlier currently resides at Land of Medicine Buddha, teaching the Basic Program. He has been studying Buddhism since 1977 and was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa in 1979, then receiving full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at Nalanda Monastery in France, and from 1993 to 2004 was one of only a handful of Westerners who have followed the Nalanda (India) tradition of studies at Sera Monastery in India. He has interpreted for several of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism.
|Times:||10:00 am - 11:30 am|
|Instructor/Leader:||Ven. Steve Carlier|
|Type of event:||Pujas (Rituals)|
|Number of sessions:||1 session|
|Participation:||All are welcome|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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