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Sakya Buddhist Centre, 121 Sommerville Rd, Bristol, BS6 5BX, United Kingdom
There will be a Green Tara meditation day this autumn, on Saturday 18th September, including one session with a step-by-step explanation and another session in English, to help those new to this practice.
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 gave both these in Bristol on the afternoon of July 3rd 2021, so this is an opportunity for those who attended to learn and practise this meditation together.
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. The following session will be recited in English, with the first and last sessions in Tibetan but if you are new to it you can sit in and join the prayers, following the text in English and learning the tune by absorption.
Meditation Day on Saturday 18th September
The day will consist of 4 sessions:
You may attend any number of sessions (please arrive at least 10 minutes before the session starts).
Please bring a packed lunch if you plan to be there midday – we can make you tea and coffee 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 Box 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 are: 26th August / 23rd Sept / 21st Oct / 18th Nov / 16th Dec
If you would like the Zoom link to attend the pujas or meditation day online please email: email@example.com