Other November 2008 Prayers and Practices


Lama Chopa with Tsog

Saturday, November 8
2:00 – 3:00 pm
The Unitarian/Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston VA 20190, lower level

Suggested offering: $5

The Lama Chopa (Guru Puja) combines chanted prayers (in Enlgish), offerings, and meditation. It contains all the elements of the Lam Rim with a focus on the profound nature of guru devotion.  Traditionally participants bring flowers, fruits and other food offerings. Best suited for people who are familiar with Tibetan rituals. More…

Text: Lama Chopa Expanded Edition Spiral Booklet (SKU: E-LCS) http://www.fpmt.org/shop/

Medicine Buddha Practice

“Reciting Medicine Buddha mantra has inconceivable merit. Manjushri requested to reveal in front of the “Eight Gone to Bliss Ones” (Guru Shakyamuni Buddha and the Seven Medicine Buddhas), the special mantra that makes the Eight Gone to Bliss Ones quickly actualize the prayer they made in the past: to actualize sentient beings’ happiness by attaining the path to enlightenment and pacifying various problems, for them to see all the buddhas, and for all their wishes to be quickly fulfilled; for the sentient beings of the five degenerations who have small merit and who are possessed and overwhelmed by
various diseases and spirit harms.”
~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Saturday, November 15
12:00 – 12:45 pm
The Unitarian/Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston VA 20190, lower level

Suggestion donation (to cover the facility rental fee): $5

The Medicine Buddha practice is a powerful means of healing ourselves and others of sickness and disease. It helps us purify the negative karma that may ripen at any moment in the form of untimely death and other sufferings.

Four Mandala Offering to Chittamani Tara

Saturday, November 22
12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Unitarian/Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston VA 20190, lower level

Suggestion donation (to cover the facility rental fee): $5

Tara (the Liberator) is a Buddha in female form who represents in particular all enlightened beings’ skilful activities.  Contemplating Tara brings quick results in whatever we want and need – the ultimate happiness of enlightenment.

Join us for the Four Mandala Offering to Chittamani Tara, a practice that both Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche strongly recommended for strengthening the Center. Open to all. Please bring flowers and food offerings if you would like. Chanted in English.

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