Key West Tara Mandala
    A Tibetan Buddhist Sangha
     May All Beings Benefit
January 11, 2017
Stock Island Day
4:30 pm Tibetan Marketplace
5:15 pm & 6:00 pm Walking & Chod Healing Meditations
Key West Botanical Gardens, College Road, Key West

Walking Meditation (5:15 pm)
Join the Drepung Gomang Monks and Key West Tara Mandala Sangha for a walking meditation in the Key West BotanicalGardens

"The practice of mindful walking is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth.  We breathe, take a mindful step, and come back to our true home."

"Taking two or three step for each in-breath and each out-breath - "

Breathing in "I have arrived"; Breathing out "I am home"
Breathing in "In the here"; Breathing out "In the now"
Breathing in "I am solid"; Breathing out "I am free"
Breathing in "In the ultimate"; Breathing out "I dwell"
-  Thich Nhat Hanh
Tibetan Healing Chod (6:00 pm)

Tibetan Healing Chod, an ancient practice, is extremely effective for transforming any physical, emotional or spiritual dis-ease. Participants sit or recline in meditation as the Chod practitioners sing a healing song accompanied by drums and bells.

From the zangdopalri chod website:

"Think of your mind as the sky and any thoughts that arise are clouds.  They appear, but after a while they dissipate.  During the [chod] ceremony, try to rest in the sky-like quality of your mind.  Normally we are holding to the focused part.  Try to rest in the open part during this chod ceremony and just give up everything that arises - that will be the "cutting" or "release"; the benefit of this practice.