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Prayers for Developing Compassion

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Avalokiteshvara Prayers & an option to collect 100,000 mantras

Prayers are free to everyone.
This practice includes:
1. 15 minute silence for meditating on compassion (may or may not be guided)
2.  5 minute mantra recitation of Buddha Avalokiteshvara’s mantra

 

Avalokiteshvara is the Buddha of compassion – a manifestation of the compassion of all the Buddhas. By engaging in Avalokiteshvara sadhana we train in a special method for increasing our compassion and awakening our Buddha nature.

Avalokiteshvara usually appears as white in colour with four arms. His first two hands are pressed together at his heart, symbolizing his repsect for his Spiritual Guide, Buddha Amitabha, who is on his crown. If we rely sincerely upon Avalokiteshvara and recite his mantra with strong faith, temporarily we will improve our realizations of the stages of the path, especially our realizaiotn of great compassion, and ultimately we will attain supreme Buddhahood in Avalokiteshvara’s Pure Land the Pure Land of Bliss.

OM MANI PEME HUM

Join us in reciting the mantra of Avalokitshvara, the Buddha of Compassion to help those struggling to find light in a darkening world.

Mantras are a powerful method for connecting with the inspiring energy of the Enlightened Beings to help both ourselves and others. Reciting mantras and prayers together with others multiplies their power. We pray for all those suffering from depression, fear, hopelessness, and deteriorating mental health. May the light of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, heal the hearts of all beings locked in the cycle of suffering.

OM MANI PEME HUM

We will hold an Avalokiteshvara puja every Wednesday at 5:30pm to 6:15pm which everyone is welcome to join. The important thing when reciting mantras, we recite with a mind of compassion and faith.  You are welcome to collect the mantras you recite – working towards collecting 100,000. The best way to count is to use a “mala” or rosary, and then jot down your totals. When you next come to the centre you can write the numbers down in the notebook at the back of the meditation room. Together we can make a difference to the collective energy.

Everyone is welcome.

Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
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Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre
2120 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 3R7 Canada
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