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Mandala of the Heart – Thursday

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Online Retreat: Mandala of the Heart

Thursday 29 July


A Map of the Mind Universe — the Mandala of the Five Buddhas: a perfect practice; a perfect remedy for the five poisons - Buddha Weekly: Buddhist Practices, Mindfulness, Meditation


‘Energy can’t be destroyed, only changed or transformed’





Saluting the 3 Jewels
Unled 45 min meditation with bells to mark 5 stages



Late Fragment
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
Raymond Carver


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10.30 am

Talk by Bodhilila
Amoghasiddhi mantra
Amitabha mantra (plain chant)
Just sitting
Amitabha mantra (melodic)



Sting, The Shape of my Heart


Tantric precepts

 1.      Do not obstruct the energy of another person.

 2. Do not drain the energy of others and give freely of your own energy.

 3. Do not misuse energy.

 4. Using for whatever purpose the energy appropriate for that purpose, not inappropriate energy.

 5. Do not allow energy to become turgid and to keep it bright and clear.



Meditation led by Paramananda

Q&A with Paramananda and Bodhilila




When the heart
Is cut or cracked or broken,
Do not clutch it;
Let the wound lie open.
Let the wind
From the good old sea blow in
To bathe the wound with salt,
And let it sting.
Let a stray dog lick it,
Let a bird lean in the hole and sing
A simple song like a tiny bell,
And let it ring.
Michael Leunig


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