West London Buddhist Centre

Roots in Sky – Thursday

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Online Retreat: Roots in the Sky

Thursday 27 January

 

 

 

 

Recordings

8am

Salute to the 3 Jewels
Refuge verses from the Avatamsaka Sutra
Teaching from Padmasambhava
Unled meditation with bells to mark 5 stages

 

‘Saying there are obstacles will get you nowhere: do what you can at the time,’
from Padmasambhava’s Advice and Admonition to the Revealers of Treasures
10.30 am

Talk by Bodhilila
Led meditation
Lying down with sounds from singing bowls
Amitabha mantra (not Avalokitesvara!)
Just Sitting

“Then, Bahiya, you should train yourself thus:
In reference to the seen, there will be only the seen.
In reference to the heard, only the heard.
In reference to the sensed, only the sensed.
In reference to the cognized, only the cognized.
That is how you should train yourself.
When for you there will be only the seen in reference to the seen, only the heard in reference to the heard,
only the sensed in reference to the sensed,
only the cognized in reference to the cognized,
then, Bahiya, there is no you in terms of that.

When there is no you in terms of that, there is no you there. When there is no you there,
you are neither here nor yonder
nor between the two.

This, just this, is the end of stress [dukkha].”

translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

 

4pm

Q&A/enquiry with Paramananda and Bodhilila
Six Element Meditation led by Paramananda

 

 

 

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Drinking tea, sitting, quiet – ahhh. This Saturday enjoy Zen tea. More info here. Book here.

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