Green Tara Meditation Day

Date 26/06/2022
Time 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Address

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

Description
There will be a Green Tara meditation day this summer, on Sunday 26th June 2022, including one session with a step-by-step explanation.

Anyone who has taken refuge and received a Green Tara initiation (from any lineage) and the reading transmission (lung) for this particular sadhana text* is welcome to join us. Lama Jampa has given these many times before, most recenty in Bristol on the afternoon of July 3rd 2021, so this is an opportunity to practise this meditation together in the beautiful shrine room at Sakya Thinley Rinchen Ling in Bristol.

Green Tara is revered as the mother of all the Buddhas and the embodiment of wisdom and compassionate activity. She is one of the most widely practised meditation deities in Buddhism and her blessings provide protection from all fears and sicknesses.

The sadhana text we use at the Sakya Centre in Bristol is “The Condensed Essence Sadhana of Green Tara”* composed by the great Sakya master Jamyang Khyenste Wangpo. This includes the famous praises to the 21 Taras, which was originally brought from India to Tibet by the great Indian master Atisha more than one thousand years ago, and is now found in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

There is an instruction booklet for the practice based on a teaching by Lama Jampa Thaye called “Swift to Liberate” and in the second session of the day we will use this to guide us through the different aspects of the practice. We will recite the sadhana (text) in Tibetan but if you are new to it you are welcome to sit in and join the prayers, following the text in English while you learn the practice. Copies of the sadhana and the booklet will be available to purchase if you need them.

Meditation Day on Sunday 26th June.

The day will consist of 4 sessions:

  • 10.30–11.30 
  • 12.00-13.15 – with an explanation of the practice
  • 14.30-15.30 
  • 16.00-17.00 

You may attend any number of sessions (please arrive at least 10 minutes before the session starts).

Please bring some vegetarian food to share for lunch if you plan to be there midday – refreshments will be available in the breaks

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 xox / card reader at the Centre).

Monthly Green Tara Pujas

Green Tara is traditionally practised on the 8th day of the lunar month, and is one of the regular pujas at the Sakya Centre, held monthly on Thursdays 8-9pm. The dates for this year (2022) are: 13th January / 10th February / 10th March / 7th April / 5th May / 2nd June / 30th June / 28th July / 25th August (tbc) / 22nd September / 20th October / 17th November / 15th December.

Zoom Link

If you would like the Zoom link to attend the pujas or meditation day online please email: bristol@dechen.org


 

Green Tara Meditation Day
Location

Sakya Buddhist Centre Bristol

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