During this weekend, we will be introduced to the Buddhist practice of Red Tara, the feminine principle of enlightened wisdom and compassion. Lama Padma Gyatso will present the foundations of this practice, which will train our minds in how to work with emotions as a spiritual path in the midst of our daily lives. Experienced practitioners and newcomers welcome! For more information, please contact Syracusesanghart@Gmail.com
Nanci Rose-Ritter, Buddhist practitioner and author, will be giving a talk titled "Meeting My Dzogchen Master", following Tibetan Sitting practice at the Zen Center of Syracuse. Please join us in welcoming her and invite your friends. Sitting is from 10am-11am; some refreshments will be served before her talk.
The Buddha of Compassion is known as Chenrezig (Tibetan) or Avalokitshevara (Sanskrit), meaning 'liberator from the unfortunate lower rebirths.' Chenrezig pledged in front of all the Buddhas not to attain Buddhahood until all sentient beings were free from the sufferings of samsara. Receiving the empowerment of this Buddha, therefore, provides one with protection from an unfortunate lower rebirth. Chenrezig has many aspects and embodies the Universal Compassion of all the Buddhas of the three times and ten directions. Read more »
The Tantric ritual of Vajravidharan will be the primary focus of private and group healings. Vajravidharan is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and removing of negativities, removing subtle negative imprints, and offering protection. The vajra master will take the form of this Buddha of Purification and use his power to cleanse participants.Read more »
One of the most popular lineages of meditation and mantra for healing self and others is that known in Tibetan as “Tse-ta Zung-trel,” or “Healing by Amitayus and Hayagriva Combined.” The lineage originates in the Indo-Nepali female mystic Siddharani, and was brought to Tibet by Rechungpa. Master Rechungpa passed it to Milarepa, and from him it came down through the centuries. We will follow commentary of the First Dalai Lama, with reference to the sadhanas by the Second, Fifth and Seventh Dalai Lamas. Read more »