Sunday, May 22
Sharing the Dharma Day
10 am-12:00 pm: Meditation & teaching on Livestream
2:00-3:30 pm: Discussion groups on Zoom
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Ven. Thubten Chodron teaches from Chapter 50, “Apologizing and Forgiving,” from An Open-Hearted Life.
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Sharing the Dharma Day Recitations
Refuge and Bodhicitta
I take refuge until I have awakened in the Buddhas, the Dharma and the Sangha. By the merit I create by engaging in generosity and the other far-reaching practices, may I attain Buddhahood in order to benefit all sentient beings. (3x)
The Four Immeasurables
May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes.
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes.
May all sentient beings not be separated from sorrowless bliss.
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger.
Shakyamuni Buddha’s Mantra
Tayata om muni muni maha muniye soha (21x)
Dedication of Merit
Due to this merit may we soon
Attain the awakened state of Guru Buddha,
That we may be able to liberate
All sentient beings from their sufferings.
May the precious bodhi mind
Not yet born arise and grow.
May that born have no decline,
But increase forever more.
Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama
In the snowy mountain pure land
You’re the source of good and happiness.
Powerful Tenzin Gyatso Chenresig,
May you stay until samsara ends.
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