South Lake Tahoe Schedule ~ January 26th – 28th
Fri. Jan.26th – Noon – Blue Angel Café 1132 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
Single Pointed Meditation & Sacred Item Blessing
Learn Samatha or Single Pointed Meditation which help ones thoughts become clear, calm and stable and can be used as a daily practice. Followed by Q & A
Also, bring in your small sacred items, such as statues, mala beads, prayer flags, jewelry etc. to be blessed by the lama.
Fri. Jan.26th – 7PM *Ritual – Blue Angel Café 1132 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
Chay Drol Healing Ceremony
Literally translated, ‘Chay Drol’ means to make free of obstacles. Chay Drol is a ritual that helps to remove the obstacles that prevent one from achieving enlightenment.
The procedure begins with the Lama going into deep meditation and generating himself in the form of a deity. He then places colored strings and pieces of cloth on various parts of the participant’s body.
Through ritual, the strings and pieces of cloth will be transformed to physically represent the obstacles of the participant.
Finally, the Lama will use ‘Wisdom Weapons’ to cut the ‘obstacles’ from the participant, thereby freeing him/her and opening the door to liberation. A colorful and participatory ceremony.
Sat. Jan. 27th – Noon Workshop – Blue Angel Café 1132 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
Butter Sculpture & Calligraphy (please pre-register)
The monks will work with children and adults to create traditional sculptures made from butter, as has been done in Tibet for over 800 years.
Due to both its plentitude and highly elastic qualities, Tibetans have found butter to be very conducive to sculpture. The butter has been shaped into Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, flowers, animals, and auspicious symbols. These sculptures are then used to decorate ritual offering cakes made from barley flour. In Tibet, especially during Monlam (the Great Prayer Festival), butter sculpture contests were held among the major monasteries, and were often over 12 feet high! This workshop will begin with a demonstration by the monks and will be followed by the opportunity for each participant to make his/her own butter sculpture. Length: 1 to 1.5 hour.
In addition the monks will demonstrate beautiful Tibetan Calligraphy.
Sat. Jan. 27th – 7PM *Ritual – Blue Angel Café 1132 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
Vajrasattva ~ Empowerment
Start the New Year with a blessing that cleanses and purifies. Vajrasattva (Buddha of Purification) Vajrasattva is the Buddhist deity of Purification. The practice of the Vajrasattva deity purifies all negative actions committed by our body, through our speech, and in our minds. All that has been contaminated through our own negativities will be cleansed, and we will be able to begin afresh. The Vajrasattva practice is also capable of uprooting and purifying the negative imprints that we have carried over from our previous lives. This empowerment will include the transmission of the 100 Syllable Mantra.
Sun. Jan. 28th– Noon Workshop (please pre-register) – Blue Angel Café 1132 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
Eight Auspicious Symbols & Sand Mandala Workshop (please pre-register) Learn how to draw the eight auspicious symbols, which are very commonly used on ritual and household items to bring good fortune. Also, try drawing with sand as the monks will demonstrate how the colored sand is used to create a sand mandala. All ages are welcome for this workshop, bring the kids.
Sun. Jan. 28th- 7PM – Blue Angel Café 1132 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
Three Principle Aspects of the Path
Renunciation, Altruistic Intention and Emptiness
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