The Key West Tara Mandala sangha sends you "many tashi deleks" for a healthy new year filled with the light of awareness.
May all living beings have a deep sense of
peace and compassion.
Start your New Year with a exceptional experience. You have the unique opportunity to witness the construction of a Sacred Sand Mandala in Key West.
It will be constructed January 3rd to 10th in St.Paul's Episcopal Church on Duval St.
The Drepung Gomang monks will be creating a Sand Mandala of Compassion as part of their Sacred Art Tour.
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Join us this week for practice and meditation!
Wednesday May 11th 6-7:00pm Nature Chapel Key West Botanical Garden Tonglen and Sitting Meditation Please join the sangha for a beautiful guided tonglen meditation from Lama Tsultrim. We will also share the sitting Shamatha meditation. Saturday May 14th10-Noon Nature Chapel Key West Botanical Garden Transforming Emotions - The Center of the Mandala From the center of the mandala arises the Buddha Vairocana. During this class we will take a in depth vibrational feel for his wisdom and how it manifests in us and our lives. We will look deeply into the center to see how the encumbered state of confusion, depression, overwhelm and/or procrastination can be transformed into all-encompassing, spacious wisdom. We will explore the color white and it's crystalline radiance, and as we experience the element of space/ether.
Ellen will join us via skype to share a special guided meditation with the central white buddha family.
To create the vibrational feel for this class... try wearing WHITE! It is an excellent way for us to immerse ourselves in the vibration of color and space.
May all beings benefit!
Wednesday April 6th 6-7:15pm Nature Chapel Key West Botanical Garden
An Offering of the Ancient Healing CHOD and a Tea Social
Ellen will be in the Gompa (chapel) to offer the ancient healing practice called the CHOD. It comes from the 11th century in Tibet and is offered for healing and transformation of "all that no longer serves". She will also share a bit of history about this practice. Then please join us in the pavilion as we share tea and snacks together!
Key West Tara Mandala is a Florida Keys Sangha that gathers to meditate and study together within the teaching lineage of Lama Tsultrim Allione.
The Sangha is led by Ellen Booth Church (Yeshe Choepel).
Those new to, or experienced in meditation are welcome.
Key West Botanical Gardens Nature Chapel
"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
A quote from Lama Surya Das
"What did the Dalai Lama say to the hot dog vendor? 'Make me one with everything.'
It's a joke---and a pretty good one---but there's more to it than that. Becoming one with everything by seeing through separateness and rigidity is the heart of what I call inter-meditation. Inter-meditation means meditating with---the practice and art of intimacy and union with whatever is, just as it is. It is the yoga of convergence, connection, co-meditation, and spontaneous oneness. It's a path we can take to overcome all our illusions of duality."