THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Buddha statues can provide an anchor for our meditation space and Dharma practice, and are a source of profound blessings for the people of this world. Even for non-Buddhists, simply looking at a statue of Buddha will bless their mind and sow the seeds of future happiness. For Buddhists, one of the commitments of going for refuge is to regard any image of a Buddha as an actual Buddha. It is therefore important that statues are properly prepared and filled correctly.
Filling statues with mantras and precious substances is a very beautiful spiritual activity that creates the cause to become “filled with realizations”. Filling a statue correctly causes merit to accumulate for as long as the statue exists. Participants in this workshop have the opportunity to learn the entire process of filling a statue in a qualified way according to the Kadampa Buddhist Tradition.
Participants should bring their own statue to fill. Contact the Education Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for options to participate without a statue. Please bring the materials and supplies listed below.
Space is limited – register soon!
Cost: $95 if registered by February 10th, includes most materials (bring your own statue).
$110 for registration after February 10th.
Onsite accommodations are available – contact the Administrative Director at email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, February 22
Friday, February 23
Saturday, February 24
MATERIALS TO BRING
– Statue no more than 13″ in height
– Flathead screwdriver (long enough to get into the crown of the statue)
– Headlamp or flashlight
– Dust mask
– Protective eye wear
– Work gloves
Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)