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Medicine Buddha Puja, meaning a special chanted prayer session. All are welcome to attend, and we welcome practitioners to join in this wonderful, traditional healing and purification practice we chant in Tibetan. This practice is done quite straight-on, since it is followed closely by a silent or sound sitting meditation.
If you’re looking to begin or continue your meditation practice and would like some instruction and a chance to enjoy a nice, straightforward sit, this might be just what you’re looking for! We begin with instructions for beginners, and then engage in two sittings. Half of the session is Silent, and we follow the breath in meditation. During the other half of the session we focus on the gentle sound of a bell, focusing on that as our object of meditation.
Lively, relaxed conversation about passages from foundational Buddhist texts, with 5-minute opening and closing meditations. Sometimes we also chant briefly in Tibetan. The Center opens at 6:30 for shrine preparation, and all are welcome to come watch or help us set up the shrine for the class. If you find the door locked before 7, just please knock!
A 30 minute sitting meditation followed by weekly puja.
These two sadhanas (prayers) form the core of our Center’s practice. Chanted in Tibetan.
On the 3rd Saturday of each month, following Puja.
We gather to share a wonderful vegan meal and enjoy each other’s company. This is a great time to get to know our local sangha members, as well as to ask any questions you may have about Buddhism, our Center, or our practices. If chanting in Tibetan sounds intimidating or meditating for an hour seems like more than you want to try as a beginner, please drop by between 11:30am – 12noon to catch the end of chanted puja and join in the luncheon! You can get to know us in a relaxed setting with lots of lively conversation.