Shartse Phukhang 2015 Austin Tour events
The Monks have returned
for a short weekend visit.
events scheduled ~ December 11 - 13.
(Suggested donation - $20 each event)
The monks will also have a concession gift table
featuring items from Tibet, Nepal and India at all events.
December 11 (Friday) ~ 7:30pm - Chay Drol Ceremony, Clear Springs Studio - 605 Copeland
The Chay Drol Ceremony's purpose is aimed at removing the obstacles
which prevents one from achieving enlightenment and known as a 'cutting
ceremony.' Participants are bound with multi-colored yarn representing
the 5 aggregates of the human being. Through the ceremony,
our negative imprints are then fused through ritual into the yarn and
by severation and transformed into inexhaustable bliss.
Protection is then given to the participants by the Lama.
(* Special note )
Please do not park on Copeland Street.
There is ample parking available just beyond the studio with an exit onto S 1st.
December 12 (Saturday) ~ 2pm - Vajravidarin: A group healing
ritual, Natures Treasures - 4103 N IH-35
Vajravidarin is a ritual of purification and has three stages: purification and
removing of negativities; removing subtle negative imprints; and offering
protection. The Lama instructs participants through visualizations pouring
radiant nectar and rays of light into their mind and body, then takes the
negative subtle imprints and transforms them into Inexhaustible Bliss.
Finally, he disperses the collected negative forces and offers protection.
~ 5:30pm - Empowerment #1 - Manjushri (Wisdom) - event hosted and held at
"The Plant" (30 mins south of Austin near Kyle) - Click here for address
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisdom is crucial for enlightenment and this Empowerment accelerates the
attainment of the knowledge that eliminates suffering.
Prior to the Empowerment, The Plant is gracious enough to offer light snacks
to the participants. If you have any questions, please email the above address.
December 13 (Sunday) ~ 5:30 - 7:30pm - Empowerment #2 -
Four Armed Chenrezig (Buddha of Compassion)
If you wish to attend or want more information, please click here
or email: email@example.com
Pot Luck following. Please bring a food contribution/offering.
The purpose of the empowerment is to establish a close relationship with
Chenrezig and to benefit from his power of compassion.
In this era of violence and mental instability, it helps one to become more
peaceful and compassionate, even with the state of current events.
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