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Brendan Kennedy – Dzogchen 2020



Most of us come to this path because of our suffering. While we’re on the path we start to learn about the mind because it’s the mind that experiences suffering, and we’re working with our own mind to lessen and eliminate the suffering. While we’re working with our mind, we start to discover what the mind is. We start to discover and experience the unimaginable power and quality of the mind which is beyond the small-thinking, egoic mind. So realizing the true nature of our own mind automatically becomes the main practice, because that will automatically eliminate all suffering. Then one realizes the innate unborn mind which is limitless. We will explore and learn practices that will help us realize this.

OABC welcomes the return of this wonderful guest teacher.

Brendan Kennedy has been practicing Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years. His main teachers are: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche, Chatral Rimpoche, Sokste Rimpoche and Lama Surya Das. Drawing on his deep study of Ramana Maharishi and Nisagardatta Maharaji, Brendan illuminates the complementary similarities between Dzogchen and Avaita Vedanta through experiential teaching. Brendan gives a few intensive retreats each year, but primarily focuses on synthesizing theory and practice at his desert hermitage in California.

 

Schedule:
Friday evening 1/24: 7:30-9:00 PM – Introductory Overview.
Saturday 1/25 and Sunday 1/26:
Morning sessions 10:00-12:00 PM; Lunch Break 12:00-2:00; Afternoon sessions 2:00-5:00 PM.

 

Recommended Donation:
Friday $20
Saturday and Sunday
Members with advanced registration $120
Non-Members $150
Individual Sessions $40


Monday Yoga with Yamila!


Yamila, a certified Sivananda yoga instructor, will lead 90 minutes of Sivananada style yoga practice which will include a series of pranayama, asanas and relaxation practice. “Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.” 

Come join Yamila Mondays at 7:00 in the OABC shrine room and learn the benefits of this ancient practice.

 



Grand Stupa of Reconciliation
Lamas, Peru

 


Great Stupa of Reconciliation – Lamas, Peru

 

In the region of San Martin, in the Peruvian jungle, near the city of Lamas and the town of Rumizapa, is the Great Stupa of Reconciliation Rime Jangchub Chöten.

Its construction began in 2014 thanks to the effort and collaboration of Buddhist practitioners of various traditions and supporters. It is 15 meters high and contains one hundred thousand Tzatzas, with carefully prepared mantras during days of meditation and contemplation.

The intention of this project is to contribute to the happiness and peace of the region by sharing skillful means, mental training techniques and practical and contemplative knowledge with deep respect for local traditions.

To learn more about this transformational project, click here: Great Stupa of Reconciliation

Open Awareness Buddhist Center encourages the support of this wonderful project being completed by our sister sangha in Peru, Rime Jangchub Chöten. Please click the Donate button below to make an offering in support of this important activity:

 




 



Jan
22
Wed
2020
Chenrezig Practice
Jan 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:

 

Jan
24
Fri
2020
Friday Silent Sitting Meditation
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sitting Meditation  Led by Lama Karma Chotso 

Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center
Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center

Join Lama Karma Chotso every Friday between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM for one hour of silent sitting meditation. Sessions will be held in the OABC shrine room and are open to beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

Brendan Kennedy – Dzogchen in 2020
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Brendan Kennedy has been practicing Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years. His main teachers are: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche, Chatral Rimpoche, Sokste Rimpoche and Lama Surya Das. Drawing on his deep study of Ramana Maharishi and Nisagardatta Maharaji, Brendan illuminates the complementary similarities between Dzogchen and Avaita Vedanta through experiential teaching. Brendan gives a few intensive retreats each year, but primarily focuses on synthesizing theory and practice at his desert hermitage in California.

Most of us come to this path because of our suffering. While we’re on the path we start to learn about the mind because it’s the mind that experiences suffering, and we’re working with our own mind to lessen and eliminate the suffering. While we’re working with our mind, we start to discover what the mind is. We start to discover and experience the unimaginable power and quality of the mind which is beyond the small-thinking, egoic mind. So realizing the true nature of our own mind automatically becomes the main practice, because that will automatically eliminate all suffering. Then one realizes the innate unborn mind which is limitless. We will explore and learn practices that will help us realize this.

Schedule:
Friday evening 1/24: 7:30-9:00 PM – Introductory Overview.
Saturday 1/25 and Sunday 1/26:
Morning sessions 10:00-12:00 PM; Lunch Break 12:00-2:00; Afternoon sessions 2:00-5:00 PM.




Friday $20
Saturday and Sunday
Members with advanced registration $120
Non-Members $150
Individual Sessions $40

Jan
25
Sat
2020
Brendan Kennedy – Dzogchen in 2020
Jan 25 all-day

Brendan Kennedy has been practicing Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years. His main teachers are: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche, Chatral Rimpoche, Sokste Rimpoche and Lama Surya Das. Drawing on his deep study of Ramana Maharishi and Nisagardatta Maharaji, Brendan illuminates the complementary similarities between Dzogchen and Avaita Vedanta through experiential teaching. Brendan gives a few intensive retreats each year, but primarily focuses on synthesizing theory and practice at his desert hermitage in California.

Most of us come to this path because of our suffering. While we’re on the path we start to learn about the mind because it’s the mind that experiences suffering, and we’re working with our own mind to lessen and eliminate the suffering. While we’re working with our mind, we start to discover what the mind is. We start to discover and experience the unimaginable power and quality of the mind which is beyond the small-thinking, egoic mind. So realizing the true nature of our own mind automatically becomes the main practice, because that will automatically eliminate all suffering. Then one realizes the innate unborn mind which is limitless. We will explore and learn practices that will help us realize this.

Schedule:
Friday evening 1/24: 7:30-9:00 PM – Introductory Overview.
Saturday 1/25 and Sunday 1/26:
Morning sessions 10:00-12:00 PM; Lunch Break 12:00-2:00; Afternoon sessions 2:00-5:00 PM.




Friday $20
Saturday and Sunday
Members with advanced registration $120
Non-Members $150
Individual Sessions $40

Jan
26
Sun
2020
Brendan Kennedy – Dzogchen in 2020
Jan 26 all-day

Brendan Kennedy has been practicing Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years. His main teachers are: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche, Chatral Rimpoche, Sokste Rimpoche and Lama Surya Das. Drawing on his deep study of Ramana Maharishi and Nisagardatta Maharaji, Brendan illuminates the complementary similarities between Dzogchen and Avaita Vedanta through experiential teaching. Brendan gives a few intensive retreats each year, but primarily focuses on synthesizing theory and practice at his desert hermitage in California.

Most of us come to this path because of our suffering. While we’re on the path we start to learn about the mind because it’s the mind that experiences suffering, and we’re working with our own mind to lessen and eliminate the suffering. While we’re working with our mind, we start to discover what the mind is. We start to discover and experience the unimaginable power and quality of the mind which is beyond the small-thinking, egoic mind. So realizing the true nature of our own mind automatically becomes the main practice, because that will automatically eliminate all suffering. Then one realizes the innate unborn mind which is limitless. We will explore and learn practices that will help us realize this.

Schedule:
Friday evening 1/24: 7:30-9:00 PM – Introductory Overview.
Saturday 1/25 and Sunday 1/26:
Morning sessions 10:00-12:00 PM; Lunch Break 12:00-2:00; Afternoon sessions 2:00-5:00 PM.




Recommended Donation:
Friday $20
Saturday and Sunday
Members with advanced registration $120
Non-Members $150
Individual Sessions $40

2020 Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Jan 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

Jan
27
Mon
2020
Monday Yoga with Yamila!
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yamila, a certified Sivananda yoga instructor, will lead 90 minutes of Sivananada style yoga practice which will include a series of pranayama, asanas and relaxation practice. “Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.” 

 

Come join Yamila Mondays at 7:00 in the OABC shrine room and learn the benefits of this ancient practice.

Jan
28
Tue
2020
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Jan 28 @ 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

Jan
29
Wed
2020
Wednesday Silent Sitting Meditation
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sitting Meditation  Led by Lama Karma Chotso 

Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center
Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center

Join Lama Karma Chotso every Wednesday between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM for one hour of silent sitting meditation. Sessions will be held in the OABC shrine room and are open to beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

Chenrezig Practice
Jan 29 @ 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:

 

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Friday Silent Sitting Meditation
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sitting Meditation  Led by Lama Karma Chotso 

Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center
Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center

Join Lama Karma Chotso every Friday between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM for one hour of silent sitting meditation. Sessions will be held in the OABC shrine room and are open to beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

Feb
2
Sun
2020
Monthly Long Tara Practice
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

In our lineage we usually think of Green Tara or White Tara and practice the sadhanas for those two deities. However, Tara manifests in twenty-one different ways with twenty-one different names, various colors, mudras, etc. The Long Tara Practice pays homage to all these embodiments and cultivates the energies of this mighty female Buddha.

Lama Karma Chotso will lead a special monthly practice of this beautiful sadhana.

 

Time:
Sunday Morning 9:00 AM

Yoga in a Sacred Place with Wei Lin
Feb 2 @ 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

Feb
3
Mon
2020
Monday Yoga with Yamila!
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yamila, a certified Sivananda yoga instructor, will lead 90 minutes of Sivananada style yoga practice which will include a series of pranayama, asanas and relaxation practice. “Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.” 

 

Come join Yamila Mondays at 7:00 in the OABC shrine room and learn the benefits of this ancient practice.

Feb
4
Tue
2020
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Feb 4 @ 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

Feb
5
Wed
2020
Wednesday Silent Sitting Meditation
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sitting Meditation  Led by Lama Karma Chotso 

Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center
Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center

Join Lama Karma Chotso every Wednesday between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM for one hour of silent sitting meditation. Sessions will be held in the OABC shrine room and are open to beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

Chenrezig Practice
Feb 5 @ 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:

 

Feb
7
Fri
2020
Friday Silent Sitting Meditation
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sitting Meditation  Led by Lama Karma Chotso 

Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center
Lama Karma Chotso, Resident Teacher at Open Awareness Buddhist Center

Join Lama Karma Chotso every Friday between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM for one hour of silent sitting meditation. Sessions will be held in the OABC shrine room and are open to beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

Feb
9
Sun
2020
2020 Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Feb 9 @ 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
Feb 9 @ 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