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Special Seminar: Women, Money, and Mediation


Lama Karma Chötso and Susan Howell, the owner of FinReFinFree (Financial Responsibility = Financial Freedom) will be teaching Women, Money, and Meditation, a class that helps take the stress, worry, and fear out of money matters and brings in peace, calm, and freedom. This particular class is for women only and will focus on learning some of the key ways to control your money instead of it controlling you!

Date and Time: Saturday, April 27, 2019  (9:00 AM to 12:30 PM)
Location: Open Awareness Buddhist Center,
                     60 NW 86th Street, El Portal, FL 33150

Recommended Donation:
Members with Advanced Registration – $90
Non-Members – $100

For more information:  WomenMoneyMeditation

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Apr
23
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

Apr
24
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Women, Money, and Meditation
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Women, Money, and Meditation

Lama Karma Chötso and Susan Howell, the owner of FinReFinFree (Financial Responsibility = Financial Freedom) will be teaching Women, Money, and Meditation, a class that helps take the stress, worry, and fear out of money matters and brings in peace, calm, and freedom. Money and meditation are not mutually exclusive; learn about financial responsibility and how to use meditation to improve your daily relationship with money. This particular class is for women only and will focus on learning some of the key ways to control your money instead of it controlling you, how money can affect relationships, how to live in abundance instead of scarcity, and how meditation can assist in bringing peace to money-related matters.

Tea and water will be provided along with small notebooks and pens.

Date and Time:
Saturday, April 27, 2019
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Recommended Donation:
Members with Advanced Registration – $90
Non-Members – $100
Class size will be limited to 25 students.

More about the teachers:

Lama Karma Chötso has studied and practiced Buddhism in the Tibetan tradition for 37 years and has been teaching for 21 years at the Open Awareness Buddhist Center in Miami, Florida.  Lama also teaches at other US Dharma Centers and in Peru where she and her students have built only the second Tibetan stupa in that country. Her main teachers include His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and T’ai Situ Rinpoche. Lama completed a three-year, three-month meditation retreat in strict seclusion in 1990, traveled on pilgrimages in Asia, and studied in India, Nepal, and Tibet. Lama meditates daily wherever she is but currently she resides in Miami, Florida with her dog and two cats.

Susan Howell worked for the federal government for 26 years, (IRS and the Department of Justice) and spent 22 of those years as a federal agent, often investigating financial-related crimes.  Susan has been practicing financial responsibility for many years and was able to retire at the young age of 50 because of her financial practices.  Upon retiring in 2017, she realized she wanted to make a positive difference in the area of financial literacy in society, so she created FinReFinFree to help fill the financial literacy gap by sharing her knowledge and passion about the subject.

Come join Lama Chötso and Susan on the journey of financial literacy and responsibility, abundance, and meditation.   Learn that money is neutral, it is not good or bad, but sometimes our beliefs and ideas about money give it power and control over us, which causes unnecessary suffering.

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Yoga in a Sacred Place with Wei Lin
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wei Lin Yoga in a Sacred Place - miamibuddhism.com Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.
Wei Lin Yoga in a Sacred Place – miamibuddhism.com
Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.

Yoga in a Sacred Place
with Wei Lin

Sundays
2 p.m.

Taught in the Shrine Room or Garden of Merit.
$20 payable to Wei Lin.

Wei was first introduced to yoga in early 2000 as a way to keep fit, physically and mentally, for his busy schedule as a massage therapist. From his very first classes with Yogis Bonnie Quiceno and Peter Barber, he was hooked! Since then, Wei practiced yoga on and off for about 14 years with different teachers in different styles such as Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa. Having practiced in various different forms, he came to realize that all forms of yoga have the spirituality aspect in common. In 2014, he decided to go deeper into his study by taking an intensive yoga teacher training and became a certified Vinyasa yoga teacher.

“Yoga has brought me much balance, strength, knowledge, wisdom, peace, happiness, and love. And I wish it will do the same for you.”

Wei Lin
954-439-4861
Licensed Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

May
1
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

May
5
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Yoga in a Sacred Place with Wei Lin
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wei Lin Yoga in a Sacred Place - miamibuddhism.com Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.
Wei Lin Yoga in a Sacred Place – miamibuddhism.com
Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.

Yoga in a Sacred Place
with Wei Lin

Sundays
2 p.m.

Taught in the Shrine Room or Garden of Merit.
$20 payable to Wei Lin.

Wei was first introduced to yoga in early 2000 as a way to keep fit, physically and mentally, for his busy schedule as a massage therapist. From his very first classes with Yogis Bonnie Quiceno and Peter Barber, he was hooked! Since then, Wei practiced yoga on and off for about 14 years with different teachers in different styles such as Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa. Having practiced in various different forms, he came to realize that all forms of yoga have the spirituality aspect in common. In 2014, he decided to go deeper into his study by taking an intensive yoga teacher training and became a certified Vinyasa yoga teacher.

“Yoga has brought me much balance, strength, knowledge, wisdom, peace, happiness, and love. And I wish it will do the same for you.”

Wei Lin
954-439-4861
Licensed Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor

May
7
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

May
8
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

May
12
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Yoga in a Sacred Place with Wei Lin
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wei Lin Yoga in a Sacred Place - miamibuddhism.com Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.
Wei Lin Yoga in a Sacred Place – miamibuddhism.com
Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.

Yoga in a Sacred Place
with Wei Lin

Sundays
2 p.m.

Taught in the Shrine Room or Garden of Merit.
$20 payable to Wei Lin.

Wei was first introduced to yoga in early 2000 as a way to keep fit, physically and mentally, for his busy schedule as a massage therapist. From his very first classes with Yogis Bonnie Quiceno and Peter Barber, he was hooked! Since then, Wei practiced yoga on and off for about 14 years with different teachers in different styles such as Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa. Having practiced in various different forms, he came to realize that all forms of yoga have the spirituality aspect in common. In 2014, he decided to go deeper into his study by taking an intensive yoga teacher training and became a certified Vinyasa yoga teacher.

“Yoga has brought me much balance, strength, knowledge, wisdom, peace, happiness, and love. And I wish it will do the same for you.”

Wei Lin
954-439-4861
Licensed Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor

May
14
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

May
15
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

May
19
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps

Yoga in a Sacred Place with Wei Lin
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wei Lin Yoga in a Sacred Place - miamibuddhism.com Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.
Wei Lin Yoga in a Sacred Place – miamibuddhism.com
Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa.

Yoga in a Sacred Place
with Wei Lin

Sundays
2 p.m.

Taught in the Shrine Room or Garden of Merit.
$20 payable to Wei Lin.

Wei was first introduced to yoga in early 2000 as a way to keep fit, physically and mentally, for his busy schedule as a massage therapist. From his very first classes with Yogis Bonnie Quiceno and Peter Barber, he was hooked! Since then, Wei practiced yoga on and off for about 14 years with different teachers in different styles such as Anusara, Ashtanga, Hot yoga, Kundalini, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Vinyasa. Having practiced in various different forms, he came to realize that all forms of yoga have the spirituality aspect in common. In 2014, he decided to go deeper into his study by taking an intensive yoga teacher training and became a certified Vinyasa yoga teacher.

“Yoga has brought me much balance, strength, knowledge, wisdom, peace, happiness, and love. And I wish it will do the same for you.”

Wei Lin
954-439-4861
Licensed Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor

May
21
Tue
2019
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MiamiBuddhism.com Open Awareness Buddhist Center Sangha, dharma classes, meditation miamibuddhism.comFoundations of Buddhism & Meditation
by Lama Karma Chötso

Tuesdays
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $20
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Venerable Lama Karma Chotso

May
22
Wed
2019
Chenrezig Practice
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com
Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig Chanting Practice

Wednesdays
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MOVED TO WEDNESDAY EVENINGS!

CHENREZIG, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION (chanted with Tibetan phonetics)

THE KING OF ASPIRATION PRAYER (chanted in English)

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION (silent)

These practice sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. for one hour.

The sacred practice of Chenrezig was favored by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche as most beneficial to western students. Yidam practice in general is one of the most powerful Vajrayana methods for achieving enlightenment.

The practice of Chenrezig is required daily of all dharma path students and is highly recommended as an essential practice for all dharma students that have received the empowerment.

Chenrezig Practice at Open awareness Buddhist center, Miamibuddhism.com

Chenrezig’s mantra is
om mani peme hung.
The mantra recitation is suggested for all to do.

Lama Karma Chötso chants Perfect Seeing:

 

May
26
Sun
2019
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterlamps Prayers at Open Awareness Buddhsit Center - MiamiBuddhism.com
Butterlamps Prayers

Chanting, butterlamp offerings &  prayers.

Sundays
9 a.m.

The offering of Butterlamps is a very auspicious and meritorious event.

In general, making offerings is an extremely important method for the practitioner to accumulate merit. The attainment of the state of enlightenment occurs when we have brought to full perfection our accumulation of merit. In particular, the method of offering bowls of saffron water is an excellent way of accumulating merit because it is an act of generosity in which you have no greed. You don’t have any particular attachment to the water, so it is a way to offer that which we have no concept of possessing. It is also excellent to offer the butterlamps, candles or light because this act of offering this light symbolizes burning away our mental afflictions of desire, aggression, greed, jealousy, pride and so forth.

If you are just doing something ordinary but you have a lot of support, you have a lot of people behind you, you have a lot of money, you have power behind you, it is easier to accomplish your aims. It is the same thing to rely on an authentic lineage. That is the support we need to bring our practice to fruition.

More on Butterlamps