Medicine Buddha Empowerment/Sadhana Teaching
Dec
21
to Dec 22

Medicine Buddha Empowerment/Sadhana Teaching

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This beautiful healing practice will be taught in full and includes an empowerment from the Great Master H.H. the twelfth Gangri Karma Rinpoche.

As you may be aware the Medicine Buddha Empowerment is the most powerful blessing for healing illness of body, mind and awakening the innate healing wisdom that lies within each of us. Practitioners of Tibetan Medicine chant the Medicine Buddha Mantra before doing consultations, and they regularly take the Medicine Buddha Empowerment to maximize their healing abilities. It is very good to take Medicine Buddha Empowerment as much as you can.


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Dream Yoga -Foundation
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Dream Yoga -Foundation

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Tibetan Buddhism is unique among Buddhist schools in teaching us how to awaken within dreams and how to practice spiritually while sleeping. This is the essence of Tibetan dream yoga, and the focus of all the practices associated with it. Dream yoga teaches that we can learn five spiritually significant wisdom lessons through assiduously practicing this path of awakening:

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Martsang Lam Rim (New Class)
Sep
8
1:30 PM13:30

Martsang Lam Rim (New Class)

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Studying Martsang Kagyu Lam Rim provides a strong foundation in Buddhist knowledge and is an essential prerequisite to Vajrayana practice and retreat. Once completed, you will have accomplished a proficient understanding of Buddhism from beginner to advanced level. You will also be able to carry on your practice and meditation at an advanced level and to take retreat within the Martsang Kagyu tradition. Read more.

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Martsang Kagyu Lama Chopa & Charity event
Nov
3
10:30 AM10:30

Martsang Kagyu Lama Chopa & Charity event

Martsang Kagyu Lama Chopa Puja      

The word ‘Puja’ means reverence, honour, homage, adoration, and worship. Puja is expressed through the loving offering of light, flowers, and water or food to the divine.

Lama Chopa is a practice of guru devotion special to the Martsang Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In Sanskrit, lama is guru, and chopa is offering, so Lama Chopa translates into English as “offering to the spiritual guide.”

This special Lama Chopa practice dedicated to Choje Marpa Sherab Yeshe (1134-1203) the founder of the Martsang Kagyu School, was originally compiled by Drogon Richen and has subsequently been reedited by His Holiness Gangri Karma Rinpoche.

Lama Chopa is considered to be an Anuttarayoga tantra or highest yoga tantra practice. As indicated by the opening words; ‘Arising within the sphere of great bliss, I manifest as a Guru Yidam’, it contains the idea of personal transformation through the practitioner merging his or her mind with the guru as the meditational deity. The essence of the practice is to see the guru as an enlightened being, a Buddha, and to receive his or her blessings in return.

This puja is also a celebration of Choje Marpa’s accomplishment in his Buddhist practice to achieve Buddhahood and become a Buddha in the pure land of Akshobhya Buddha.

At this time, we remember Choje Marpa’s achievement and follow his practice path. For us it shines like a beacon in the dark, guiding and encouraging us ever onwards on our own path to enlightenment in our Buddhist practice by dispelling any doubt or confusion, reaffirming that we too can achieve enlightenment.

God of Wealth Puja

To honour the God of Wealth may sound materialistic and counterintuitive to spiritual practice, but if done with the right motivation and good intention it becomes a meritorious act.  Any wealth we accumulate on a material level allows us to carry our Buddhist practice further through the practice of generosity towards others. It also provides the material support that enables us to practice and thereby through Buddhist study develop wisdom and bodhicitta for the benefit of all sentient beings.

This puja is normally considered a religious ceremony and one in which people can obtain and accumulate blessings.  By honoring the God of wealth, we can obtain and accumulate blessings and it is said the God of wealth takes over humans’ treasure, and that people who wish to obtain ‘treasure blessings’ from him can through Puja.

Charity Work

In gratitude to our founder Choje Marpa’s compassion, we will carry out charity work activities for our local community by way of food donation.

Everyone is welcome to attend the puja and join us in our charity work.

Date and Time: 3rd November 2018 at 10:30 am -1:30 pm, please arrive in time for the puja to start promptly, thank you.

Followed by Charity work:  2:00 pm -2:30 pm

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Green Tara Empowerment & Sadhana Teaching
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Green Tara Empowerment & Sadhana Teaching

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The Green Tara Sadhana teaching of the Martsang Kagyu lineage which derives from Atisha’s lineage, is not only a union of wisdom and compassion but is also considered powerful in aiding good health and removing obstacles in other aspects of life, for example your career. Read more.

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Buddhism: Decoding The Dharma
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Buddhism: Decoding The Dharma

This is a unique introductory class is for those new to Buddhism, for those interested in using the teachings to improve daily life or diving deeper into Buddhist philosophy. 

During this session, His Holiness Gangri Karma Rinpoche will outline some of the major principles of buddhist thought, after which there will be a Q&A. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from the lineage holder of Martsang Kagyu tradition. It will also be a great refresher for those already practicing the dharma in their daily lives, and an opportunity to connect directly with aliving master currently teaching in London. 

As of one the highest spiritual leaders in Markham, East Tibet, in order to avoid China authorities’ constriction, His Holiness Gangri Karma Rinpcohe realised the only way to further his practice was to leave Tibet and it is this journey which brings him to your doorstep
 

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Bardo
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Bardo

The experiences of birth, aging, sickness and death are inevitable, and although encountered by all beings are often difficult to accept. This course is a meeting point between Buddhism and modern Western science that gives the participant a fascinating insight to the philosophy of life & death in Tibetan Buddhism. Read more.

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