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Month of Saga Dawa

May 20 @ 12:00 am - June 18 @ 11:30 pm

Saturday Morning Meditation

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Saga Dawa Duchen

June 4 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

Summer Solstice Blessing of the Waters

June 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm               

Lovers Point Beach (Pacific Grove, CA)

Wednesday, June 21st 2023 is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.  For many years now, at both summer and winter solstices, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche offers a Blessing of the Waters, by reciting two prayers that he composed, Propitiating the Devas of the Four Elements and the Prayer for World Peace.  This year, we will meet again in person.  We will gather in community and send our good energy to the ocean, to all the waters of the world, and to all of nature and humanity.  Attendees are asked to bring flower petals/flowers for the offering.

Because this practice is on the beach, there is no opportunity for us to also broadcast online (as far as known).

This practice may also be done by any person in they place they live.  Practitioners may download these prayers to recite at the beach, by a river, or wherever you choose outside in nature.  Bring some flowers to offer and send your good energy and wishes for healing to the waters of the world, all the elements of nature, and all sentient beings.

Additionally, here is an “instruction on how to practice” the Blessing of the Waters, composed by Rinpoche and Pema/Aaron with more information on how to  conduct a “do-it-yourself” Blessing of the Waters ceremony.

Instructions on Blessing the Waters

Tashi Delek!

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January 9th, 2023|Comments Off on Listen well and remember sincere, heartfelt advice

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Then we will meet again in joy. That is my heart advice.”
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