Meet the Tibetan Monks at Zen Village this week
It's almost sacred how they work in hushed tones. On Sunday, Akshobhya Mandala Sand Painting started at Zen Village. His Eminence Chungtsang Rinpoche, along with Tsepak Rigzin, world-renowned scholar and translator, and six Tibetan Monks are visiting. There was an open house for the sacred Tibetan art performance. They are working on the Mandala every day this week starting at 10 am. It will then be destroyed on Sunday.
After the ceremony, visitors were given a bag of blessed sand to take with them. There have been ceremonies all week, open to the public. The next one is Thursday, June 21 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. It's the Medicine Buddha Puja an extremely powerful and beneficial practice for the sick and dying, as well as for those who have already passed away. It helps bring deep and profound benefits to those in the healing profession. If you wish to dedicate this puja to your loved ones please send the names and photos of your family and friends by email so that they may light the candle light for you during this puja. Suggested donation: $15 member, $20 non-members.
Saturday, June 23 from 10 am to 1 pm is Vajrasattva Purification Empowerment, Teaching & Instruction. Vajrasattva is the Buddha of Purification. Meditation on this deity, together with the recitation of the 100-syllable mantra, is considered one of the most powerful Tantric methods for purifying the negative karma of body, speech and mind, as well as for eliminating karmic obstacles. Suggested donation: $50 member, $60 non-members. ( pre-registered only, email: email@example.com).
On Sunday, June 24, at 7:30 pm, the Farewell Dinner and Candle Light Blessings will take place. The community is invited to join in celebrating and thanking the monks for the blessings given and being left behind. The evening will include a live musical performance, a thousand candle light blessing and a sit down dinner with the monks. Show your talent in cooking and music. This special dinner event will have limited seating therefore they request that you reserve your seat by calling 305-567-0165. Suggested donation: $35.00.
Zen Village is at 3570 Main Highway, Coconut Grove.
Photos By David McBurnett
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