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Cittamani Tara Puja with Karen Villanueva
Sun, Feb 25 2:00-3:30 pm ​Sun, Apr 22 2:00-3:30 pm ​Mon, May 21 7:00-8:30 pm ​Mon, Jun 18 7:00-8:30 pm ​Fri, Jul 20 ​7:00-8:30 pm Sun, Aug 19 2:00-3:30 pm Mon, Sep 17 7:00-8:30 pm Mon, Oct 15 7:00-8:30 pm Fri, Nov 16 7:00-8:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 7:00-8:30 pm The Four Mandala Offering to Cittamani Tara is a ritual to celebrate the meditational deity Tara. On the 8th day of the month of the lunar calendar, we make offerings to Tara and request that she come to our swift aid to remove obstacles from our lives and to protect us from fear. These offerings usually consist of bounties of fruit, vegetables, candies, and cakes, and water, which represent the hospitality given to a guest upon entering an Indian home. Traditionally, four mandalas are given, which symbolize offering the entire universe to the meditational deity. In this particular manifestation, we praise the Jewel (or Treasure) Mind of Tara, Cittamani. You can dedicate the puja to friends, relatives, the sick, or for the success of particular projects. Everyone is welcome. Please arrive 10 minutes early if you plan on bringing an offering. Free event. Donations appreciated.

Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center

1550 La Pradera Drive · Campbell, CA

What we're about

Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center is the Silicon Valley center affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, FPMT, hosting events in the San Jose, Santa Clara County area. We are Tibetan Buddhists in the Gelug lineage. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the spiritual inspiration for our organization and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director. Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center eg. GGBC conducts on-going courses in Buddhist philosophy and practice. We also host special events with authentic teachers in our tradition, including Tibetan lamas, qualified international monks and nuns, experienced Western Dharma students, and specialists in Tibetan arts and medicine. Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center is a registered non-profit religious corporation, 501(c)3, and donations are tax-deductible. A number of volunteers are involved in helping to organize our events and keep things going. Our support comes entirely from local contributions.

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