Chenrezik Meditation Day

Date 13/03/2022
Time 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Address

Sakya Buddhist Centre, 121 Sommerville Rd, Bristol, BS6 5BX, United Kingdom

Description

We are holding a Meditation Day on Chenrezik on Sunday 13th March 2022. in the shrine room at Sakya Thinley Rinchen Ling.

There will be four sessions following 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 a qualified Lama.

Meditation on Chenrezik helps us to develop 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.

If you would like to request a dedication please ask about this on the day or contact us: bristol@dechen.org

You are welcome to join us for all or any of the sessions – you may commit to one session or the whole day – please just call in as you are able. There will be 4 one-hour sessions:

    • 10.30 – 11.30
    • 12.00 – 1.00
    • 2.30 – 3.30
    • 4.00 – 5.00

In the final session we will also recite the prayers wishing for the long-life our teachers.

The Centre will open at 10am and close 5.30pm.  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).

Zoom link

If you would like to join the sessions remotely the zoom link is the same one used for weekly pujas, but please email us if you need the link: bristol@dechen.org

Chenrezik Meditation Day
Location

Sakya Buddhist Centre Bristol

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