Mandala of the Heart – Monday
Online Retreat: Mandala of the Heart
Monday 26 July
Saluting the 3 Jewels
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
Talk by Paramananda
Led meditation bringing awareness to alignment and posture
Silent period of laying down
Link to Ted talk by Jill Bolte Tayor, author of ‘My Stroke of Insight’
Brief introduction to Amitabha by Bodhilila
Amitabha mantra (Om Amideva Hrih) led by Bodhilila
Q&A with Paramananda and Bodhilila
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)