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Tuesday Night Teaching & Meditation by GesheLa on Zoom
November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Tuesday Night Teachings, Meditation & Practice
The Sacred, Three Heart Mantras, presented by GesheLa
In the ancient Bon Tradition there are many spiritual methods to temporarily benefit your daily life and ultimately free you from suffering. There are 84,000 methods or teachings, but the three Heart Mantras ( Nying po Namsum ) contain the essence of all the teachings. These mantras are the wisdom mantra (Sale Ode), compassion ( Mati ) and the healing mantra (Dhu Ti Su).The three heart mantras help physical health and emotions in everyday life and they can also lead to the three enlightened states of embodiment called Kusum. The three enlightenment states are: the enlightened state of emptiness (Bonku), the enlightened state of enjoyment (dzogku) and the enlightened state of manifestation (trulku).
Just as you need two wings to fly, in order to be free from suffering you need to use both wisdom and compassion. To develop and cultivate wisdom and compassion, we need protection which is the healing mantra. Each mantra contains different seed syllables. Wisdom mantra (Sale Ode) has 13 syllables. Compassion mantra (mati) has 8 and the Healing mantra (Dhu Ti su) has 15 syllables. Each syllable has a different meaning and all are essential to the spiritual journey according to the Bon tradition. There are also visualizations, commentaries, rituals, melodies and teachings associated with these mantras.Geshe La will guide us to learn deeper levels of these three-heart mantra practices for two Tuesday nights as part one and part two. We will learn about the meaning of each syllable, how to visualize the symbols, melodies of each and how to use them as daily meditation practices. Everyone is welcome through zoom teaching, at your comfortable home.
You can join us on Tuesday nights for online teachings, meditation and practice.
There are 2 types of events on Tuesday nights:
- GesheLa’s Teachings: GesheLa usually teaches the second Tuesday of each month, 7-9 pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT, Vancouver time). Please check the calendar for his exact teaching schedule.
- Meditation & Practice: the remaining Tuesday nights of each month, 7-8 pm are led by our volunteer Sangha members and focus on meditation and practicing GesheLa’s teachings. There are no teachings by GesheLa on these Tuesday nights.
Once you have registered for the Zoom teachings (the suggested donation is $20/month), you will find your Zoom access code (and password) by logging into the Member Login in the top right of the website.
All Tuesday night teachings are recorded and then posted in a private area of our website (accessed via the Member Login) that you can access with your current Zoom subscription. As a bonus, you have access to all posted Tuesday-night recordings regardless of when your Zoom membership began.
If you cannot afford the suggested $20/month you can pay any amount and receive access to the Tuesday night sessions.
If you cannot afford to pay any amount, please email [email protected] to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password. We want everyone to benefit from these teachings regardless of one’s financial situation. Please note, there is no access to the Members Area of the site and past videos with this option.
If you can’t access the site to receive your Zoom access code, please send us an email describing your issue, [email protected]
Engage in our Tuesday evening sessions with other Zoom participants around the world. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions directly to Geshe La and interact with others using the chat feature within Zoom.
~May we help to end the suffering and causes of suffering for all beings~