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 
(6pm)



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

KWTaraMandala@aol.com

Saturday April 20th 10:00- Noon in the Nature Chapel of the Key West Botanical Garden

Third Paramita of Patience


 
 

Tashi Delek from Tara Mandala Key West


"Patience: Training in abiding with the restlessness of our energy and letting things evolve at their own speed. If waking up takes forever, still we go moment by moment, giving up all hope of fruition and enjoying the process."
- Pema Chödrön


Sat. April 20th 10:00-Noon  Nature Chapel of the Key West Botanical Gardens

Third Paramita of Patience
It is said that Patience comes from our meditation practice. Through sitting we learn to be patient with ourselves, our thoughts, our body and what is happening around us. So this week we will reverse things and begin the two hour class with our sitting Prajna Paramita meditation. From that silence and peace we will continue with the teachings and discussions.


"In daily life we experience suffering more often than pleasure. If we are patient, in the sense of taking suffering voluntarily upon ourselves, even if we are not capable of doing this physically, then we will not lose our capacity for judgment. We should remember that if a situation cannot be changed, there is no point in worrying about it. If it can be changed, then there is no need to worry about it either, we should simply go about changing it."
–His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, from The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace




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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