SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Buddhist ritual offers rich and beautiful practices that uplift the mind. In the workshop’s morning sessions, Gen Khedrub will guide participants through the practice of mandala offerings. Mandala offering practice empowers our minds of generosity and love, and helps us to develop the wisdom of the ultimate nature of reality. In the afternoon, there will be a hands on workshop on mala making.
$45 ($25 for supporters). Morning- or afternoon-only options available below.
Price includes some supplies. Donations for supplies gratefully accepted.
10:00am-1:00pm – Teachings and mandala offering practice with Gen Khedrub.
1:00-2:30pm – Break for lunch (bring your own or ask for local restaurant recommendations).
2:30-4:00pm – Mala-making workshop.
The bi-annual Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat starts Saturday afternoon – a wonderful opportunity to practice making mandala offerings! Click the link for details.
This event is taught by Gen Khedrub, the Resident Teacher of KMC WA.
Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.
The mala-making portion of the workshop will be guided by teachers and students at KMC WA.
If we have to walk across rough and thorny ground, one way of protecting our feet is to cover the whole ground with leather, but this is not very practical. We can achieve the same result in a much simpler way—by covering our feet. Similarly, if we wish to protect ourself from suffering we can either try to change the whole world to make it conform to our wishes, or we can change our mind. – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in Eight Steps to Happiness
Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)