Green Tara Meditation Day

Date 22/05/2021
Time 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Address

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

Description
The Sakya Buddhist Centre in Bristol is hosting a day of practice on Green Tara on Saturday 22nd May 2021 dedicated for the long life of our lamas

21 TarasOur monastery in Nepal, Karma Tegchen Legshey Ling, has begun to collect recitations of the 21 Praises to Arya Tara, in order to dedicate them to Karma Thinley Rinpoche‘s good health and long life and to the good health and long life of all our Lamas. The aim is to collect 100,000 recitations of the 21 Praises. Here in Bristol and the South West we will be joining others across the Dechen Dharma Community in supporting this activity, via our group practice and on an individual basis.  [Please add you recitations here].

Green Tara is revered as the mother of all 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.

During the day we will be using “The Condensed Essence Sadhana of Green Tara”, composed by the great Sakya master Jamyang Khyenste Wangpo.

This sadhana 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.

You are invited to join us, if you have taken refuge and received the relevant initiation and reading transmission for this particular practice.
  • The day will consist of 4 one-hour sessions: 10.30 – 11.30; 12.00 – 13.00; 14.00 – 15.00; 15.30 – 16.30 (please arrive at least 10 minutes before the session starts)
  • Up to 11 people can attend each session in person. Places must be booked in advance so if you would like to attend, please email bristol@dechen.org  – stating which session(s) you would like to attend
  • Please bring a packed lunch if you plan to be there midday – we can make you tea and coffee in the breaks
  • Sessions will also be streamed live on Zoom using the link used for pujas – please email us in advance for the link: bristol@dechen.org
  • 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 at the Centre).

We will be following government guidelines for places of worship relating to COVID-19. Please do not attend the event if you have symptoms of coronavirus. Please maintain 2m social distance (the seating plan will observe this). Please use the hand-sanitiser/wash your hands regularly. Please bring a face-covering with you to use when social distancing is not possible. In order to support the NHS Test and Trace programme we will keep a record of attendees for 21 days before securely disposing of or deleting them. These guidelines are subject to change, so may be updated.

Green Tara Meditation Day
Location

Sakya Buddhist Centre Bristol

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