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Online Retreat: Our Breathing Body

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Online Retreat: Our Breathing Body

Friday 7 May

‘To be aware of the breath is to be aware of the world outside of you and the world inside of you and to know it as the same world.’


Friday 8am

Salute to the Three Jewels
Refuges from the Avatamsaka Sutra (for text see Monday 8am)
Unled meditation with bells to mark 5 stages



However it is, may it be that way.
However it goes, may it go that way.
(Dorje Drolo)
Friday 10.30am
Talk by Paramananda
Meditation led by Paramananda
108 Manjushri mantras led by Paramananda
Lying down with drumming
Just sitting


Manjushri 4 - Dechen London : Dechen London

Friday 4pm

Sevenfold Puja

Just sitting




………just as the ocean has waves, or the sun has rays, so the mind’s own radiance is its thoughts and emotions. The ocean has waves, yet the ocean is not particularly disturbed by them. The waves are the very nature of the ocean. Waves will rise, but where do they go? Back into the ocean. And where do the waves come from? The ocean. In the same manner, thoughts and emotions are the radiance and expression of the very nature of the mind. They arise from the mind, but where do they dissolve? Back into the mind. Whatever arises, do not see it as a particular problem. If you do not react impulsively, if you are only patient, it will once again settle into its essential nature…..

from Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rimpoche

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