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, Dec. 8th 10:00-Noon
Nature Chapel Key West Botanical Garden
What is a tendrel? 

Tashi Delek from Tara Mandala Key West

As we move through the holiday season  I want to offer my gratitude to ALL of you for your mandala practice and your presence in our sangha family. Each of us holds an important thread of the Mandala.
When we practice and study together we illuminate those "tendrels" of energy and compassion.
The five color khatas "flowing" on our altar is a depiction of the tendrel (auspicious connection) that we send out to all beings when we practice together.
This Saturday I will join you via Zoom to offer a teaching on the importance of "tendrel" in Tibetan Buddhism. We will also practice the dakini mandala and send those tendrels out to all beings. 
Please join us in the Nature Chapel or on Zoom.
I will be in the Nature Chapel with you the following Saturday, Dec. 15th!
Heartstreams, Ellen Yeshe

Saturday, Dec. 8th 10:00-Noon Nature Chapel Key West Botanical Garden
What is a tendrel? 
The Tibetan term tendrel, or, more fully, ten ching drelwar jungwa, describes the nature of phenomena and how they relate to each other. Lama Tsultrim feels that these "auspicious connections" happen when we work together as a sangha.Ten means “to depend” and drel means “connection” or “relationship.” So tendrel means that all phenomena come into being (jungwa) through a dependent relationship with other phenomena. As the Buddha famously stated, “In dependence on this... that arises.” 

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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