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PROGRAM

FALL-WINTER 2017/2018

OF THE RETREAT HOUSE

IN CASTELLO DI CIREGLIO - PISTOIA

19 novembre
17 dicembre
21 gennaio

 

19 novembre
17 dicembre

 

Lunedì alle 19.30
20 novembre
11 dicembre
18 dicembre 8 gennaio
22 gennaio

 

Philosophical meetings "Tea with the Buddha":

  • The five families of Budhha - October 1, 2017

  • Visit of Khenpo Gunna Tulku Lama Kalsang Rimpoche who confers the empowerment of Green Tara and White Mahakala, Mahakala Puja and Teachings (in Montespertoli) - 28/29 October 2017

  • What is Buddhism and what is not? Basic teachings - November 19, 2017

  • The five skandhas: obstacles, poisons and how to get rid of them - December 17, 2017

  • Visit of Do Tulku Rimpoche with Teachings (in Montespertoli) - 28/29 January 2018

  • The Perfections of Wisdom: the six Paramitas - February 18, 2018

  • Abidharma: why is it easier to misunderstand instead of seeing reality for what it is? - March 18, 2018

  • Karma, Liberation and Nirvana - April 15th 2018

 

The philosophical meetings begin at 3.30 pm. During the morning (beginning at 11.30 am) the collective practices of Meditation in seven branches, the offering of the Mandala and the Meditation of Avalokitesvara (Buddha of Compassion) are celebrated. Participation in the morning and afternoon sessions is open to everyone and is free. Offers and / or donations are welcome (both in cash and in the form of incense, flowers, biscuits, sweets, etc.). For those who participate in both sessions it is possible to have lunch in the center.

 

Celebrations of the Puja of TaraVerde

 

Green Tara is one of the main deities of the Sakya school and her ritual, with offerings to the deity and offerings of the Tormas, is one of the most important collective practices of the Sangha. Once a month, on the Sunday closest to the day of Tara (eighth day of the lunar month), the Puja di Tara is celebrated. (11:00 - 13.30). The next scheduled dates:  1 October 2017, 19 November 2017

 

 

 

 

It is possible to make individual retreats or celebrate specific practices on request (for example White Tara, Medicine Buddha, etc.).

For info call 347-3460064 (Bert) or send an e-mail!

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