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Padmasambhava Festival Online 2020

Mon 28th Sep : 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Virtual Event

Meeting Padmasambhava

Join us for an evening celebrating and learning about the Lotus-born Guru, Padmasambhava.

Padmasambhava is an important figure in the Buddhist tradition and in the Triratna Buddhist Community. He stands at the mysterious crossroads where history and myth meet and his “Life” transcends space and time. He is especially associated with being able to help us transform demon energies into spiritual qualities. He shape-shifts and fascinates us to go beyond ourselves into unimagined realms.

Our teacher and founder, Sangharakshita has a particular connection with Padmasambhava – one of his teachers gave him the name Urgyen which means “belonging to the land of Uddiyana” – the birthplace of Padmasambhava. He once said that he felt that Uddiyana was his true home. Whatever you make of all this, this is an open invitation to “meet” Padmsambhava in your own heart-mind, in your own imagination in this evening of meditation, talks and devotion.

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Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

Join this event through the Zoom App

While the Centre is mostly closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom.
New to Zoom?
• Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end.
• Meeting ID: 816 8449 2898
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Mon 28th Sep
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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