nyingma buddhist meditation and study in austin texas
Medicine Buddha Retreat October 19 - 22, 2017
Lama Lobtsul Rinpoche will lead a retreat on the Practice of the Medicine Buddha, the River of Lapis Lazuli, extracted and compiled from the Nam Chö Nyid. Through this prayer, we pay homage to Medicine Buddha, the Healing Master of Lapis Lazuli Radiance, whose body is a distinctive color of Deep Blue. Medicine Buddha is also known as Bhaisajya Guru, the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings.
Prayers will be offered to request the blessing of Medicine Buddha to heal diseases, overcome obstacles, and to achieve temporary and ultimate happiness for all beings.
Thursday October 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Medicine Buddha Transmission and short Practice
Friday, October 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Medicine Buddha Practice
Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Medicine Buddha Practice
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Medicine Buddha Practice
Sunday, October 21, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Medicine Buddha Practice
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Medicine Buddha and Shower of Blessings
If you are attending the retreat, feel free to bring candles, incense, or flowers for offerings. If you have a singing bowl, feel free to bring it for this retreat.
Suggested Donations: $10 per session
Please Note: The suggested donations indicated are just that - suggestions. These donations are used to pay the operating expenses of our temple (supplies, electricity, water, etc.) and for maintaining this magnificent property. There is never a "charge" for the Dharma. However, it is customary to make monetary offerings to our teachers, to support their Dharma activities (from which we all benefit so enormously), and to help bring the benefit of those activities to other beings.
No one will ever be turned away for an inability to make a monetary donation. There are always many opportunities to donate your time and energy, such as helping set up for practices or events, cleaning the shrine room after events, assisting the chopons, helping clean the grounds and facilities, bringing offerings of candles, incense, flowers, etc., to be used in the temple.