Nanci Rose-Ritter, Buddhist practitioner and author, will be giving a talk titled "Meeting My Dzogchen Master", following Tibetan Sitting practice at the Zen Center of Syracuse. Please join us in welcoming her and invite your friends. Sitting is from 10am-11am; some refreshments will be served before her talk.
The Buddha of Compassion is known as Chenrezig (Tibetan) or Avalokitshevara (Sanskrit), meaning 'liberator from the unfortunate lower rebirths.' Chenrezig pledged in front of all the Buddhas not to attain Buddhahood until all sentient beings were free from the sufferings of samsara. Receiving the empowerment of this Buddha, therefore, provides one with protection from an unfortunate lower rebirth. Chenrezig has many aspects and embodies the Universal Compassion of all the Buddhas of the three times and ten directions. Read more »
The Tantric ritual of Vajravidharan will be the primary focus of private and group healings. Vajravidharan is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and removing of negativities, removing subtle negative imprints, and offering protection. The vajra master will take the form of this Buddha of Purification and use his power to cleanse participants.Read more »
One of the most popular lineages of meditation and mantra for healing self and others is that known in Tibetan as “Tse-ta Zung-trel,” or “Healing by Amitayus and Hayagriva Combined.” The lineage originates in the Indo-Nepali female mystic Siddharani, and was brought to Tibet by Rechungpa. Master Rechungpa passed it to Milarepa, and from him it came down through the centuries. We will follow commentary of the First Dalai Lama, with reference to the sadhanas by the Second, Fifth and Seventh Dalai Lamas. Read more »
Mahamudra means “The Great Seal”, and refers to sealing or stamping each moment of experience with the stamp of pleasure and openness combined. “The Five Faces of Mahamudra,” or Chak-chen De-nga in Tibetan, refers to a special lineage of Mahamudra coming through Marpa and Milarepa to the early Drikung Kargyu masters, and from them to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Dalai Lama and Panchen Lamas. This workshop will experiment with some of the meditation techniques associated with this “ear whispered” lineage.