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Mandala of the Heart – Monday

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Online Retreat: Mandala of the Heart

Monday 26 July

 

 

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’There’s always a resistance to letting go,’
Paramananda

 

Recordings

8am

 

Saluting the 3 Jewels

Poem

Unled 45 min meditation with bells to mark 5 stages
 

 


 

Awake my dear
Be kind to your sleeping heart
Take it out to the vast fields of light and let it breathe
Hafiz
 

10.30 am

 

Talk by Paramananda

Led meditation bringing awareness to alignment and posture

Amitabha mantra

Silent period of laying down

Silent meditation
 

 


 


 

Link to Ted talk by Jill Bolte Tayor, author of ‘My Stroke of Insight’

 

4pm

 

Brief introduction to Amitabha by Bodhilila

Amitabha mantra (Om Amideva Hrih) led by Bodhilila

Just Sitting

Q&A with Paramananda and Bodhilila
 

 


 


 

HRIH!

Primordial vibration of the Universal Conscience,

Transforming syllable of the Throat Centre,

Restorer of discerning perception,

I call upon your sacred resonance.
 

Opening verse from an Invocation of Amitabha

 

 

Amitabha whose name means Infinite Light….

aka the Buddha of Limitless Light, the Buddha of Measureless Light, The Buddha of Boundless Light, the Buddha of Unimpeded Light, the Buddha of Unopposed Light, The Buddha Monarch of Flaming Lights, the Buddha of Pure Light, the Buddha of Light and Joy, the Buddha Light of Wisdom, the Buddha of Uninterrupted Light, the Buddha of Inconceivable Light, the Buddha of Ineffable Light and the Buddha of the Light that Surpasses Sun and Moon.
 

excerpt from the longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra

 

Einstein on Compassion A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in all its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such an achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. (Letters, quoted in ‘Geometry, Relativity, and the Fourth Dimension’ by Rudolf Rucker)

 

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