Mandala Offerings and Dharma Attitude

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A Dharma Talk and Workshop by Pastor David Lai

The offering of the mandala is one of the four main preliminary practices in Vajrayana Buddhism. This is one of the fastest ways to accumulate vast amounts of merit to sustain and advance in our spiritual practice in order to gain realisations. H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has also recommended his students to engage in this practice very well, either as part of a daily sadhana, incorporated into an existing retreat, or as a standalone retreat and preliminary practice.

In this dharma talk, Pastor David Lai will explain the correct way of engaging in the Mandala Offering of the 37 Heaps, the significance of each offering and the accompanying visualisations. He will also be talking about various aspects of correct Dharma attitude and how to cultivate this type of mind.

Following the main Dharma talk, participants will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience of mandala offerings in a guided workshop led by pastors and senior students of Rinpoche.

Please RSVP your attendance via frontdesk@kechara.com or +603 7803 3908 by 3 December 2015. Seating is limited and availability is on a first come first serve basis.

* Suggested minimum contribution: RM20 (talk only), RM40 (talk and workshop)

 

Event Details

Topic: Mandala Offerings and Dharma Attitude

Speaker: Pastor David Lai

Date & Time: Sunday, 6 December 2 – 6pm

Venue: Kechara House

Additional Information:
- Casual but comfortable attire is recommended.
- Workshop participants should bring along a complete mandala set comprising of a suitably-sized mandala, traditional cloth wrap and the appropriate offering substances.

Mandala sets are available for pre-order. Each set comprises of a mandala (available in two sizes), offering beads, traditional cloth wrap and a mandala offering guide book by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Limited sets available, orders and enquiries can be made at frontdesk@kechara.com or +603 7803 3908.

 

Programme

1.30 – 2.00 pm - Registration

2.00 – 4.00 pm - A talk on Mandala Offerings by Pastor David Lai

4.00 – 4.30 pm - Short Break

4.30 – 6.00 pm - Mandala Offering Workshop

 

About the Speaker

Pastor David Lai is a lay Buddhist pastor of Kechara and a longtime student of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. He is a blogger and author of four published books including There’s No Way But Up and a little book entitled Conversations in Love.

2 Responses to Mandala Offerings and Dharma Attitude

  1. John Cort on Dec 4, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Are the teachings available via webcast?

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