Sunday, November 18, 2018

Busy Bodh Gaya

I am really sorry that it has been some time since writing here, but it has been really busy since I arrived at Root Institute in Bodh Gaya, situated in the holiest place on this planet for Buddhists.....We have already had two courses, one was the Green Tara retreat and the second was Dharma-Yoga, and today we started another Dharma-Yoga which is a continuation.  On the 2-5th We have lam rim teachings of the Buddha, an overview, for anyone interested and the full Medicine Buddha from the 2-11th December. 
After that I have personal retreat and then 19/20th January I shall be in Mumbai for Reiki two, Pune 23/24th January and back to Mumbai for a Dharma weekend on the 26/27th January for Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying.  Then to Europe in February, March and April.  Please look at my blog schedule for all details and how to book for Reiki.

By the way, if you are planning ahead, then New Zealand in November with Reiki One, Reiki Two and Dharma-Yoga with Jennifer Coyne.  Contact Chandrakirti Centre.  Wowowowowowowow!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2018


We had a really interesting time practising the Padmasambhava Medicine Buddha at Bente's house in Eudlo.  Really nice group of practitioners with deep meditation capability.  Thank you to Bente for organising and for providing the venue, the food and drinks.  Lillian for her meditations and her support.  Alan and the dogs for putting up with us encroaching on their territory! 
Next weekend we have Reiki Two and the week after, Bellbunya and the residential lojong retreat.  If you are interested in any of the programme, even if you can't attend the full retreat or want to be non residential, do write to us.
ps Reiki for beginners is at the end of the September.

Monday, July 30, 2018


The new group in Mumbai is called Dharma Chakra Buddhist Friends Mumbai and we are on fb, and also twitter.  Join with us to make things better and happier and more peaceful!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mumbai continued

Dear Dhamma Seekers:

We are blessed with the opportunity to host Venerable Lobsang Namgyel’s talks on “Cultivating Great Compassion” and to host Jhyampa Lama and Tsering Lama from Nepal who will be creating the auspicious Chenrezig (Buddha of Compassion) sand mandala to the compassion mantra of Om Mani Padme Hum at our home. We will be honoured if you can join us for Venerable’s evening talks and come to observe and meditate during the day while the Mandala is being made.

The schedule is as below:

Jan 13th, 2018: Mandala creation by Jhyampa Lama & Tsering Lama begins
Observation & Meditation Times: 10:30am to 12:00pm & 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Jan 15th – 19th, 2018 (Daily)
Mandala creation by Jhyampa Lama & Tsering Lama continues
Observation & Meditation Times: 10:30am to 12:00pm & 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cultivating Great Compassion Talks (different ones each day) and Q&A led by Venerable Namgyel: 6:00pm to 8:00pm 

Address: Harsha Sheth
7E Sundutta Apartments, 7th floor
Opposite Chief Minister’s Bungalow “Varsha”
Mount Pleasant Road
Mumbai 400006
Closest railway station: Grant Road on Western line
There is no parking inside the building, but you may find a parking spot outside on the road.

We also request the following:

-         The Mandala observation and Talks are by donation to the monks as requested by them.
-         Appropriate attire is worn and decorum is observed in the presence of the monks.
-         Dhamma seekers come 15 minutes in advance of Venerable’s talks so there’s minimal disruption during Venerable’s talks.
-         Children who are able to absorb Venerable’s teachings are welcome for the talks.
-         Younger children may observe the Mandala making but parents are requested to help them observe silence so other observers and meditators remain undisturbed.
-         Visits are restricted to the timings given in the schedule since the events are being hosted in a home.

With metta,

Hetal Sheth

Mumbai Mani Workshop

Some monk friends and myself will be organising a special event in Mumbai starting on the 13th January.  Then continuing on the 15th-19th January 2018.  There will be special timings when the sand mandala is being constructed, and you can sit and meditate or watch.  In the evenings I will give teachings on compassion and there will be chanting of the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra for world peace, but especially for the peace and success of Mumbai.  The whole event is only by donation, so nobody is excluded.  We do have considerable expenses to get to Mumbai and to stay there, but we are sure the generosity of those with, will cover all the expenses we will incur.  Thank you so much.  For further details, please look at my fb events page which gives the address and the timings.  

Spain here we come - are you?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017