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.  

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