|10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sakya Buddhist Centre, 121 Sommerville Rd, Bristol, BS6 5BX, United Kingdom
Meditation Day on Chenrezik, Sunday 5th February 2023, at Sakya Thinley Rinchen Ling, Bristol.
There will be three one-hour sessions on the meditation practice called “The Benefit of Beings that Pervades Space: The Meditation Recitation of the Great Compassionate One” by Tangtong Gyalpo.
To take part you need to have taken refuge and received the relevant reading transmission for the practice from Lama Jampa.
Meditation on Chenrezik helps us to uncover our own innate sense of compassion – defined in Buddhism as the wish for others to be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
The composer of this particular Chenrezik practice, Tangtong Gyalpo (1385-1464), was a great Buddhist master, and an emanation of Chenrezik. His extraordinary life story can be read in his biography: King of the Empty Plain: the Tibetan Iron-Bridge Builder Tangtong Gyalpo.
The transmission for this particular Chenrezik meditation practice was given by the (then) head of the Sakya tradition of Buddhism, His Holiness Sakya Trichen on his very first visit to Sakya Thinley Rinchen Ling in Bristol in 1978. It has been practised regularly at Dechen Buddhist Centres ever since, and Lama Jampa has continued to give the transmission, enabling many others to practise it, with the wish to benefit all sentient beings.
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You are welcome to join us for all or any of the sessions – please just drop in whenever you wish to. There will be three one-hour sessions:
In the final session we will also recite the prayers wishing for the long-life our teachers.
The Centre will open at 10am and closes at 3.30pm. Please arrive in good time for the start of each session.
Refreshments will be provided, but if you are there for lunch please bring some food to share.
Facility Fee: £15 per day or £5 per session (or donate what you are able – donations can be made online here or via the donation box / card reader at the Centre).
If you would like to join the sessions remotely the zoom link is the same one used for weekly pujas, but please email email@example.com if you need the link.