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Sat, November 07, 2020


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VIRTUAL PRACTICE: Vajrasattva Intensive Weekend with Geshe Tenley



To access session on your cell phone or computer:

Zoom URL: https://zoom.us/j/99135019478?pwd=T2ZDSmY4STlpRGNlSVl1a1VMZUJaQT09

You can also dial in on any phone:

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

Enter the Meeting ID when prompted: 991 3501 9478
Enter the Meeting Passcode when prompted: 335191

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Many people practice Buddhist meditation for its calming effect on the mind. As our skill at steadying the mind increases, we often develop a more focused understanding of the wide variety of thoughts and emotions within us, which inevitably brings us face-to-face with mental states that are not so pleasant. These disturbing emotions can also cause disharmony with others. Although recognizing our negative mental patterns is a solid first step, it is usually not sufficient to prevent them from reappearing when difficult situations arise. In addition, we can often experience various obstacles in our life and in our dharma practice.
For this reason, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition encourages practitioners to engage in the powerful practice of Vajrasattva deity yoga to help counter negative habits of body, speech and mind which create our present and future experiences of disharmony, lack of freedom, and unhappiness.
As FPMT Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes Vajrasattva purification practice, "If you want others to love you, you must first love others. If you benefit others, naturally they will benefit you. The cause and effect of karma is as simple as this. The Vajrasattva purification practice, which is more powerful than negative karma, can prevent you from experiencing the problems that negative karma would otherwise bring you. Thus, the practice of purification is one of the most important solutions to our problems and is extremely necessary, even for people who believe that we have only one life."
We are pleased to announce that Kurukulla Center resident teacher Geshe Tenley will lead a virtual 3-day Vajrasattva intensive practice from Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8.

Download the sadhana text that will be used for this practice.

The text you will need for the Eight Mahayana Precepts ceremony is The Direct and Unmistaken Method: The Practice and Benefits of the Eight Mahayana Precepts.

This weekend intensive will be conducted via Zoom (details coming soon).
· All are welcome to participate
· There are no pre-requisites to attendance (it is not necessary to attend the Friday night session in order to attend subsequent sessions)
· No registration is necessary
· You may join in for as many or as few sessions as you'd like

Friday, November 6
7:00 – 8:30 pm Introduction / First session
(session will include instruction about the practice and the oral transmission of the long mantra)
Saturday, November 7 (Lha Bab Du Chen)
5:30 – 7:30 am Second session: includes taking the Eight Mahayana Twenty-four Hour Precepts
9:00 – 10:30 am Third session
3:00 – 4:30 pm Fourth session
7:00 – 8:30 pm Fifth session
Sunday, November 8
6:00 – 7:30 am Sixth session
10:00 – 11:30 am Seventh session
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eighth session
7:00 – 8:30 pm Ninth session