May every being ailing with disease / Be freed at once from every malady May all the sickness that afflicts the living / Be instantly and permanently healed. (Shantideva)
Schedule for August
Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM Prayers, Dharma Talk and Meditation via FaceBook live-stream (White Lotus Buddhist Center)
Tuesdays, 8/4, 11, & 25 7-8:30 PM White Tara Practice & Teachings by Khenpo Molam on the Three Higher Trainings (morality, concentration, and wisdom) via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/802199373?pwd=OVJVNXRFVUdOY2VJMnBoL2JETWQ2QT09
Tuesday, 8/18, 7:00-8:30 PM Achi & Mahakala & Teachings by Khenpo Molam on the Three Higher Trainings (morality, concentration, and wisdom) via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/802199373?pwd=OVJVNXRFVUdOY2VJMnBoL2JETWQ2QT09
Parnashavari Tara, the Supreme mother of all Buddhas, manifests in this form to pacify diseases.
OM PI-SHA-TSI PAR-NA-SHA-WARI SARVA MA-RI PRA-SHA-MA-NI HUNG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa283KPFon
Out of the mandala of dharmakaya’s great bliss
You protect against dangerous diseases like epidemics
And against untimely death-
I pay homage to you, the mother of wish-fulfilling activities.
You, golden-colored Parnashavari, sit on a lotus seat,
Your main face is yellow, the right one blue, and the left one white
Your hair is bound up in a topknot, and you are full of splendor- I pay homage to the divine body of the goddess granting accomplishments.
You, Illustrious One, are the embodiment of wisdom and compassion,
You stand in the midst of masses of fire, burning like at the end of time,
With your three faces and six arms, you look terribly wrathful-
I pay homage to you, whose one leg is stretched and the other bend.
You, who wears a robe of leaves, hold bow and arrow,
Battle ax, and a bunch of branches.
Parnashavari, you show the threatening mudra and hold a vajra
I pay homage to you, great mother, protectress of beings.
By this virtue,
may I swiftly accomplish Parnashavari
and establish all beings without exception in her state.
This was taken from the collected works of Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön
H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
In 2015, during a Vajrakilaya Retreat sponsored by White Lotus Buddhist Center, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche taught on The Six Transcendent Perfections (Paramitas in Skt). The Perfections are the cause of Buddhahood in action – generosity, ethics, patience, diligence, meditation and wisdom. Here, Rinpoche teaches on the first five Perfections which, infused by Wisdom, are the means by which the Sixth Perfection (Prajna Paramita) is attained. Altogether they comprise the training of a bodhisattva and thus serve as an essential guide for Mahayana Buddhist practitioners.
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Dream Analysis in Tibetan Medical Diagnosis
Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2 10:00 AM-12:30 PM each day
The interpretation of dreams and the use of dream states are significant practices in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Indeed, they have been of significance to Tibetan culture even prior to the arrival of the Buddhadharma. Dr. Kunchog Tseten will lead us through an introduction of three of the major uses of dreams in Tibetan culture: in prognostication, in Buddhist spiritual practice, and as a diagnostic tool in Tibetan medicine. In addition, Khenpo Konchog Molam, Resident Lama at White Lotus, and Richard Hamling, a long-time psychotherapist and member of White Lotus, will be present to add to the discussion.
For full details including cost and registration go to http://www.whitelotusdharma.org/dream-analysis-i…edical-diagnosis/
Dreams in Buddhist Practice February 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Ven. Khenpo Konchok Molam will give a brief introduction to the practice of Dream Yoga, one of what are referred to as the Six Yogas of Naropa. These six yogas, or dharmas, are a set of tantric practices originating from the great Indian mahasiddha, Naropa, in the 11th century and form a core part of a tantric adept’s training in the Kagyu and Gelugpa traditions.
Register at the door – $20