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15 Days of Miracles-Merrit Multiplying Days

The Sutra of Golden Light Recitation from Home

On Friday, February 16,  Losar (Tibetan New year) marks the beginning the 15 days of miracles, a period when the Buddha performed many miracles to benefit others. This is a highly auspicious time and any merit incurred on these days is said to be magnified by 100 million times. Merit is imprints of positive actions, which will result in happiness in the future.

Please join us from your home to recite sections of The Golden Light Sutra for each of the 15 days of Miracles.

Here is the Sutra

Here is the transmition from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

 

The Medicine Buddha Group Practice

Sunday, February 25

The Medicine Buddhas dedicate their powerful blessing to helping us with the suffering of illness and injury; but also to help us with many of the challenges of daily life, and also to help those who are dying or who have recentl died. Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends Medicine Buddha practice for helping for all kinds of success, spiritual and worldly.  You can read more of the very beneficial results of Medicine Buddha practice in the following links; as taught by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.  

Vegetarian Potluck to follow at 1:00 PM

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Discovering Buddhism- How to Develop the Compassionate Mind of Awakening

New Location!

Wednesday evenings
Discover practices that develop our innate qualities of compassion. Learn to apply these techniques to generate the mind of awakening (bodhichitta), known as the very heart of Buddha's teachings.

"Bodhicitta is the medicine which revives and gives life to every sentient being who even hears of it. When you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product." Dalai Lama

Tuesday March 6 and 20th:

Meditations to Cultivate Patience

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 20

Time: 7:00-9:00

Location: 560 Front Street West, Toronto, (meeting room)

How can we respond more skilfully when faced with frustration and conflict? We can cultivate and perfect patience through the practice of training the mind. Geshe Samdup will be teaching practical meditations on developing the perfection of paticence. He will also be giving commentary on patience from the 6th chapter of Shantideva’s  Bodhisattvacharyavatara, A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. These writings are considered to be the “pinnacle of writing" on the subject of patience in Buddhist texts.

 

“Patience in Buddhism is a powerful practice that doesn’t mean we simply tolerate things, but that we actively work on our mind to make sure it doesn’t fall victim to disturbing emotions. Patience gives us the strength to work to benefit both ourselves and others, and is one of the factors that propels us toward liberation and enlightenment.” Dr. Alexander Berzin

We continue every other Tuesday in Toronto. In the past weeks Gesha-la has taught us meditation practices and given very practical advice on the current topic. His teachings have been very engaging, easy tok relate to and sprinkled with humour.

By Donation.

Discovering Buddhism- How to Develop the Compassionate Mind of Awakening

New Location!

Wednesday evenings
Discover practices that develop our innate qualities of compassion. Learn to apply these techniques to generate the mind of awakening (bodhichitta), known as the very heart of Buddha's teachings.

"Bodhicitta is the medicine which revives and gives life to every sentient being who even hears of it. When you engage in fulfilling the needs of others, your own needs are fulfilled as a by-product." Dalai Lama