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

WORLD KINDNESS DAY



The Possibility of Kindness
"We must realize, if tomorrow is going to look any better than today, that the currency for compassion isn’t what someone else does, right or wrong—it is the very fact that that person exists. Commitment to the possibility of kindness cannot be discarded as foolish or irrelevant, even in troubling times when we often can’t find easy answers. If we abandon the force of kindness as we confront cruelty, we won’t learn anything to take into tomorrow—not from history, not from one another, not from life."
- Sharon Salzberg, The Force of Kindness

What intentional acts of Kindness can you offer today...and every day?

Lama Tsultrim has asked the Tara Mandala Satellite sanghas to offer the 12th Tara Mantra for the fires in California and climate change around the world. Please join the accumulation of mantras.

CALL TO PRACTICE: Let’s see what we can do as an etheric community. Wildfires have spread across Southern California, destroying homes, buildings and killing people. The homes of several beloveds like Shiva Rea, Deena Metzger and Pure Land Farms the Tibetan Medicine retreat center are threatened as well as thousands of others. Please help! The 12th Tara is for rain and balanced seasons. She is the ‘Climate Change Tara’ her name is Tashi Dönjé.

Her mantra is:
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MANGALAM SHRI MAHA PANI SVAHA. Visualize yourself as the golden colored Tashi Dönjé hovering over California raining down blessings as gentle sustained rain with no wind. Peaceful, her diadem is a crescent moon. Her body is blazing with brilliant white light. She holds the knot of infinity on the utpala lotus flower in her left hand, and her right hand is stretched out in the bestowing blessings mudra.

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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