Location: East Van · Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver · 1833 Victoria DiversionCost:$5/session (free for members)
If we wish to experience happiness and good fortune in our lives we need to accumulate merit. Merit, or positive energy, comes from positive actions and enables us to fulfil all our wishes including our spiritual wishes to improve our mind and attain enlightenment.
The practice of offering mandalas is one of the best ways to accumulate this merit and has been used by Buddhists for generations. Through the practice of offering mandalas our mind will gradually become more calm and peaceful and we will make swift, easy progress along the spiritual path. When offering a mandala we imagine we hold a pure universe in our hands which we offer to all the Buddhas while making a compassionate prayer that all beings enjoy such pure lands.
There are four retreat sessions on Saturday. Each of the first 3 sessions lasts for an hour and a quarter and consists of chanted meditation and a period of silence for offering mandalas. The last session on Saturday will be ‘Offering to the Spiritual Guide’ chanted prayers and tsog offering. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this special opportunity to gain familiarity with this beautiful practice.
If it is your first mandala retreat, please attend the introduction on Friday. Please bring your mandala kit if you have one – or a dinner plate and some uncooked rice wrapped in a cloth to use instead.
Fri 24 Nov
Introductory Talk – 7-8.30pm
Sat 25- Sessions
S1: 8.00 – 9.30am
S2: 10.30am – 11.45am
S3: 1.15– 2.30pm
S4: ‘Offering to the Spiritual Guide’ puja)( chanted prayers with tsog offering): 3.30 – 5.15pm
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