West London Buddhist Centre

Roots in Sky – Monday

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Online Retreat: Roots in the Sky

Monday 24 January





Teaching from Padmasambhava
Unled meditation with bells to mark 5 stages




‘Disposing yourself to be physically calm, as in an empty house the raindrops slowly gather, relax – do not force your mind or body.’
from Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Three Fortunate Women


10.30 am
Talk by Paramananda
Led meditation
Lying down with drumming
Just sitting



if there are any heavens
if there are any heavens my mother will(all by herself)have
one. It will not be a pansy heaven nor
a fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but
it will be a heaven of blackred roses

my father will be(deep like a rose
tall like a rose)

standing near by

(swaying over her
with eyes which are really petals and see

nothing with the face of a poet really which
is a flower and not a face with
which whisper
This is my beloved my

(suddenly in sunlight

he will bow,

& the whole garden will bow)

by ee cummings

Brief Q&A with Paramananda and Bodhilila
Speaking from silence – sitting in silence together



Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche Handmade Sacred Thangka Painting image 1
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Drinking tea, sitting, quiet – ahhh. This Saturday enjoy Zen tea. More info here. Book here.