Events

Open Awareness Buddhist Center Calendar @ Miami Buddhism: Activities, events, seminars, meditation intensives, yoga, merit day...

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Dec
18
Tue
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Dec 18 @ 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

Dec
19
Wed
Chenrezig Practice
Dec 19 @ 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:

 

Dec
23
Sun
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Dec 23 @ 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

Dec
25
Tue
Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation
Dec 25 @ 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

Dec
26
Wed
Chenrezig Practice
Dec 26 @ 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:

 

Dec
30
Sun
Chanting, Butterlamp offerings & prayers
Dec 30 @ 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
1
Tue
First Light Ceremony
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am
Butterlamp Offering at Open Awareness Buddhist Center - miamibuddhism.com
Butterlamp Offering at Open Awareness Buddhist Center – miamibuddhism.com

First Light is a ceremony to welcome in the New Year of 2019 with the lighting of over one hundred traditional Tibetan butterlamps. Chanting will include the practices of Green Tara, Medicine Buddha and Fire Puja along with prayers for peace, harmony and an end to violence. Begins at 9 a.m.