Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Setup at 5:30 pm The day commemorates the miraculous birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana (death) of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni. We will be offering Shower of
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Setup at 5:30 pm
The day commemorates the miraculous birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana (death) of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni.
This second of the four great wheel days in the Tibetan lunar calendar falls on the full moon of the fourth month of the year. This fourth month is a very powerful time for practice as all of our positive and negative actions this month are multiplied 100,000 times. And on Tuesday, Saga Dawa Düchen, actions are multiplied millions of times.
Chhoje Rinpoche has sent instructions on how to work with one’s mind on this day:
“It is a special day for practice. Please generate as much bodhicitta as possible for the benefit of all beings. Develop genuine motivation to free all beings from suffering and the cause of suffering. Generate compassion for all beings including your parents and world leaders. Pray that there is peace in this world as well as throughout the universe.
Wherever space pervades, beings pervade, and there are bodhisattvas there to benefit beings. Pray that you become a bodhisattva to benefit all beings. Afterward, dedicate the merit to the enlightenment of all beings. The Manjushri dedication prayer is a great one to say. I also recommend that everyone recite the Samantrabhadra Aspiration prayer today. Try the think positively today. I recommend that you refrain from fishing, hunting, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and try to be vegetarian if possible.
(Tuesday) 5:30 pm
Padmasambhava Meditation Center
1900 South Cook Street