Join us this Wednesday as we practice the ancient practice of mantra recitation. "Reciting mantras has two functions, it has the power to remove negativity from our mind and also has the power to build positive assets that can be merged into the Buddhist path so that you can benefit more and more people. The mind will be more quiet and calm, even if the outer conditions are challenging. But eventually even outer conditions may get easier. Mantra recitation definitely will have this gaining and removing effect on your mind." - Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche
An evening of Buddhist Practice with inspiration from Vajrakilaya
Buddhist Study Group
Wednesday, 7 pm - 9 pm, See below for address and directions
In the present time period, Buddhist study and practices are all based on the teachings and blessings of Shakyamuni Buddha. Through his great compassion, Shakyamuni Buddha had an active desire to relieve all beings of suffering and put forth great effort in order to do so. Vajrakilaya is another Buddha figure (a wrathful form of Vajrasattva) and is the deity of purification. In such wrathful forms, the compassion of the Buddhas is expressed forcefully. The Vajrakilaya mantra recitation practice is a powerful method to clear out and eradicate the emotional afflictions that cause our obstacles and interfere with our cultivation.
This practice is also powerful in overcoming all the afflictions of anger, delusion, jealousy, pride, and passion, and particularly effective for removing even the most subtle afflictions embedded in our minds. Vajrakilaya represents our own pure inner nature, unmarked by the turmoil of the emotional afflictions. After reciting these mantras, one's mind often feels lighter, clearer, and more focused.
This month, under the advice of our lama, Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche, we are strengthening our positive mind attributes in preparation for an important new series of practices and training webcasts from Rinpoche. This new series, which will begin in February, is appropriate for those of all levels of familiarity with Buddhism. Rinpoche has the wisdom and logic to help us to find the essence of the Buddhist teachings so we can truly transform ourselves.
Whether you are familiar with Buddhism or brand new, this study group is open to all of us who have a sincere interest (or curiosity) about the study and practice of Buddhist Dharma teachings. These teachings have the profound effect of opening the hearts and minds, unfolding new horizons of wisdom and compassion.
Please Reply and RSVP if you plan to attend, thanks! -Manjushri Buddha Dharma Lineage
How to find us
We meet at 245 College Ave, Apt. C, Palo Alto. For any questions, please call or text Julie at[masked]-8420. See you there!