Green Tara Meditation Day

Date 24/07/2021
Time 10:30 am - 4:30 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 Saturday 24th July, as well as the monthly pujas, in the Sakya Buddhist Centre in Bristol.

The sadhana text we use 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.

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.

Anyone who has taken refuge and received a Green Tara initiation (from any lineage) and the reading transmission (lung) for this particular sadhana is welcome to join us (Lama Jampa is giving an initiation and the lung in Bristol on July 3rd).

We do the practice 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. There is an instruction booklet for the practice based on a teaching by Lama Jampa called “Swift to Liberate” available from the shop.

Meditation Day on Saturday 24th July
  • 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
  • You may attend any number of sessions (please arrive at least 10 minutes before the session starts):
  • Places must be booked in advance – please email bristol@dechen.org  – stating which session(s) you would like to attend
  • The first session will take place in the smaller, second shrine room upstairs as there will be a class in the shrine room – the other three sessions will be in the main shrine room.
  • 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

There is a Green Tara puja monthly on Thursday evenings 8pm-9pm. The dates for this year are:

1st July / 29th July / 26th August / 23rd Sept / 21st Oct / 18th Nov / 16th Dec

Zoom Link

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


[We continue to follow government guidelines for Places of Worship https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus – please do not attend if you have symptoms of coronavirus or you live with anyone who does].

Green Tara Meditation Day
Location

Sakya Buddhist Centre Bristol

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