Meditation on Buddha Amitabha gives us the chance of rebirth in his Pure Land...

 

- Every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm

- Every other Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

The days and times of the practice

We have begun the accumulation of  100 Millions Chenrezig mantras.

The Bodhisattva Chenrezig* incarnates the compassion and love of all the Buddhas.

Meditation on Chenrezig - along with the visualisation and recitation of his mantra - is a typical Vajrayana practice in the Tibetan tradition. This practice helps us to develop love and compassion, the natural qualities of our mind.

 

*Chenrezig is also called Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit or Kanon in Japanese.

About Chenrezig

 

Everybody can meditate, or learn to meditate! The meditation is adapted to anyone wanting to work on their mind, whether or not they are Buddhists.

The path is progressive. First of all, we calm our mind and its continual flow of thoughts by concnetrating our mind on an object.

With training, our meditation becomes more stable, and little-by-little our internal chatter calms. In this way, our mind becomes more open and transparent and we develop the capacity to distinguish its different states.

We realize more and more how it functions and learn to work in a more precise manner with it, until finally we can perceive its true nature.

If the ideal meditation consisted in attaining a state of absence, without thoughts, without mental activity, then we could say that a table is a very good meditator, and that it constantly remains in a profound meditative state. But the purpose of the meditation is not to attain the state of a table but that of Buddha, a state of Enlightenment, total presence.

Lama Gendün Rinpoche

 

In Buddhist terms, the fact of being continuously grounded in the experience of the absolute nature of mind is referred to as Enlightenment (Nirvana in Sanskrit): A state of authentic and durable happiness, beyond suffering and ego-centric tendencies.

If we procede regularly, with perseverance and a sense of humor; if we are also vigilant and apply altruistic ethics in our daily lives, we can slowly but surely abandon habits which provoke suffering. We learn to treat ourselves and those around us with care and can thereby develop a more satisfying purposful life.

The days and times of the practice

- Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm,

- Every other Sunday from 10 am until 11 am

(It is followed by a "Dharma-Brunch")

About the practice of Amitabha

Meditation on Buddha Amitabha offers us the possibility after our death, to be reborn in the Pure Land of Dewatchen and to advance therein on the path towards Enlightenment without obstacles.

Such a rebirth in Dewatchen is made possible, on one hand, due to the promise made by Buddha Amitabha and, on the other hand, due to four conditions from our side : 1. our own merit, 2. our altruistic motivation, 3. our wishes and 4. the personal connection we have created with Amitabha and Dewatchen.

The short practice of Amitabha is a relatively simply means to accumulate these four last conditions.

 

This practice takes place on the day of every full moon (Buddha Amitabha day) which is the 15th day of the Tibetan lunar calendar.

Everyone is welcome to attend this practice, or to give the name of one dead person to whom the practitionners will think about during the practice.

The exact times of each monthly practice will be given several days before each full moon on the Facebook site (French here, Deutsch there)

The Full Moons of 2020:

January 10th; February 9th; April 8th; May 7th; June 5th; July 5th; August 3rd; September 2nd; October 1st; October 31th; November 30th; December 29th.

The days and times of the practice

 
 

The practices and activities proposed here are for both beginners and confirmed practicionners engaged on this path already for some time.

Please note that before engaging a Buddhist practice, it is necessary to have acquired personal stability and self-esteem, failing which existing psychological problems may significantly worsen. In this case, the Buddhist path can under no circumstances replace psychological or psychiatric treatment.

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