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
Saturdays 
10am-12noon

Key West Botanical Gardens, Key West, FL


Marathon
Irregular Tuesdays 
(7pm - 8:30pm)



PLEASE CALL/  EMAIL AHEAD
Scheduling can change 
607-351-1325

KWTaraMandala@aol.com



Saturday, Feb. 16th 10:00am- Noon- In the Home of Lynda Schuh and on Zoom!
Mahayana Class 6: The Four Immeasurables:
"Kindness is Society"

 

Tashi Delek from Tara Mandala Key West

Mahayana Class 6: The Four Immeasurables: Kindness is Society We will look this week at "Relative Bodhicitta" and the practice of the Four Immeasurables. HOw does this relate to the Heart Sutra?
Mahayana Class 6: The Four Immeasurables: Kindness is Society
We will look this week at "Relative Bodhicitta" and the practice of the Four Immeasurables. How does this relate to the Heart Sutra?

Mahayana Class 6: The Four Immeasurables: Kindness is Society We will look this week at "Relative Bodhicitta" and the practice of the Four Immeasurables. HOw does this relate to the Heart Sutra?
We will also share in a special guided Four Immeasurables meditation from Lama Tsultrim Allione.

Kindness is society." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"During a lecture while I was interpreting for the Dalai Lama, he said in what seemed to me to be broken English, “Kindness is society.” I wasn’t smart enough to think he was saying kindness is society. I thought he meant kindness is important to society; kindness is vital to society; but he was saying that kindness is so important that we cannot have society without it. Society is impossible without it. Thus, kindness IS society; society IS kindness. Without concern for other people it’s impossible to have society." -Jeffery Hopkins

If you are interested in a more indepth study of the Heart Sutra you can take an online course with Lama Tsultrim Allione!
Paste this link in your browser for more information.

https://www.taramandala.org/product/opening-the-heart-sutra/




Join us Saturdays for
Meditation and Study.
Open to ALL


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"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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