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Karma Shawa 🦌 Remembrance Day & Avalokiteshvara Puja This coming May 27th (Monday) marks the 2nd anniversary of my beloved Karma Shawa’s passing. Do join us on zoom for Monday Evening Avalokiteshvara Practice and also prayers in his memory on this day. please join us for the puja!

Written by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, posted to Facebook on 5-26-24.

Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig in Tibetan, is the Bodhisattva who embodies the love and compassion of all Buddhas. Chenrezig is an important deity* in Tibet and considered the patron Bodhisattva of the Tibetan people. Chenrezig is also believed by Tibetans to be the actual progenitor of the Tibetan people.  His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Karmapa are considered living Buddhas, emanations of Chenrezig. It is said that in Tibet even babies upon birth know the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM.

Chanted prayers are an important part of spiritual life, regardless of where you are at on the path.  They allow us to still our minds, connect with the blessings of the Buddhas, and purify negative karma.   With these prayers we transform ourselves and our world into pure beings and pure lands, free from suffering, and connect with the energies of love and compassion.  Appropriate for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike.  Prayer books provided.  Donations are not expected, but always welcome.

*The word deity in Buddhist context is not the same as in the west.  A deity may have many meanings, but one meaning is the timeless energies that are also within us, rather than all-knowing beings outside ourselves.
Monday night prayers are held both in-person at the Dharma Center and virtually on Zoom.
Please do join us for this profound practice. Tashi Delek!

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