Key West Tara Mandala
      A Tibetan Buddhist Sangha
       May All Beings Benefit
Key West Tara Mandala is a Florida Keys Tibetan Buddhist 
Sangha (community) within the teaching lineage of 
Lama Tsultrim Allione 
and led by Ellen Booth Church (Yeshe Choepel).

All are welcome.

Saturday, May 12th 10:00-Noon Nature Chapel of Key West Botanical Garden
Deity Practice, Embodiment, Symbols and the Mandala

Lama Tsultrim says of the Mandala practice, This practice is from the Vajrayana (path of transformation) and it is a practice of embodiment. It is through the process of changing our view of ourselves as an "entity" (self) and transforming it into an "energy" (dakini) we awakening to our true nature. We become all five dakinis and experience the embodiment of the five wisdoms."

Please join Ellen Yeshe and the sangha as we explore Vajrayana deity practice and the use of symbols for transformation. Let's discuss how these images in our mandala practice open the door to our experience of our true nature.

"The Eightfold Path is really the essential teaching of the Buddhist Path". 

The Eightfold Path is the Buddha's "recipe" for ending suffering.  
How do you do it?  
This is how you do it!

So if we actually follow the Eightfold Path, we would reach enlightenment, we would reach a state of awakening.  This was how the Buddha said to do it.  so if we were to just take the Eightfold Path and say, "Okay, that's what I'm going to do, I'm just going to foll these guidelines of the Eightfold Path, " that could be a very powerful and complete path.  This is something that's really important to get an idea about, to have some knowledge of, and to think about, to contemplate, this Eightfold Path because it's really the core of what the Buddha said to do.

   -- Lama Tsultrim Allione

Ellen Booth Church 
(Yeshe Chopel
is an educator and writer and 
30-year practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism.  She is the teacher for the Key West Tara Mandala sangha and travels the world spreading the Dharma of Buddhist teachings.

General  Meditation Schedule
(subject to change)

Key West

Key West Botanical Gardens, Key West, FL

Irregular Tuesdays 
(7pm - 8:30pm)

Scheduling can change 

Saturday, March 2nd 10-Noon Nature Chapel Key West Botanical Garden
Prajna Paramita Peer-Practice and
Mala Making For the Benefit of Others

Please join your sangha friends in sharing the prajna paramita meditation together. Lisa will lead us in a deep and rich practice.
Then please stay for a community Mala Making event in the second hour with Jan.
Mala Making for the Benefit of Others!

Tashi Delek from Tara Mandala Key West

Dear Sangha friends,
I am sending you greetings from India. I always love the mudra wall at the New Delhi airport. It is one of the first things I see upon arrival and I know I am back in one of my other homes.

I am happy to say that you will all get an opportunity to practice Prajna Paramita with Lisa Saturday in the Nature Chapel or on Zoom.
Plus, we will have a community mala making project in the second half of class. For those of you in the Nature Chapel, please join Jan in the intentional "practice "of mala making.

Even if you have a mala, come help make one. The goal is to sell them in the store for $15. All proceeds go to our Tara Mandala scholarship fund. And if you like the one you make, you can buy it!
In addition, the malas made will also be made available for purchase to our Zoomers! SO everyone can be a part of the event.

I will be thinking of all of you.

Heartstreams, Ellen Yeshe

If you are interested in a more indepth study of the Heart Sutra you can take an online course with Lama Tsultrim Allione!
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Join us Saturdays for
Meditation and Study.
Open to ALL

"All major religious traditions carry 
basically the same message, 
that is love, compassion and forgiveness . . . 
the important thing 
is that they should be a part of our daily lives."

- the Dalai Lama
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