KYABJE LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE in Vienna 2017 - Schedule

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What protects me permanently? - Teaching on buddhist refuge

Friday, 29. September 2017 18:00

Is there a reliable security, and what protects me from problems and brings me luck? What direction do we give our lives, from where and where do we escape? Is refuge to the Three Jewels (Buddha/Dharma/Sangha) a possible answer?

Every day, we take "refuge", but in outer objects to get satisfaction, security or a kick. So we are slipping from one situation to the next.

Buddhist refuge is based on the realization that every living creature has the potential and the possibilities to free itself completely from the suffering, and that there are beings who have achieved this and support us on the way there. But we must go the way ourselves. Taking refuge is the first step on the way of a Buddhist to inner freedom and becoming a Buddha.

Language: English with live transcription and simultaneous translation into German by Ven. Dr. Birgit Schweiberer. To listen to the translation, you need an FM-receiving device.

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Refuge

Friday, 29. September 2017 - after the teaching

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche has agreed to hold a refuge ceremony after the lecture for those who want to take refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha for the first time.

All other visitors are allowed to remain in the hall during the ceremony.

In order to register for the refuge, please contact us until 15. September 2017 at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! This registration is necessary, also to get a refuge name.

 

Great Medicine Buddha Initiation

Saturday, 30. September 2017 18:00

Sunday, 1. October 2017 18:00

The lapislazuli-blue Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla) embodies the healing quality of our own mind. Medicine Buddha is helpful not only in removing obstacles on the way to enlightenment, but also in physical diseases. The practice cleans our karma and gives inner peace. Even at the time of death, the practice of Medicine Buddha is very helpful as it cleans negative karma. This Great Initiation is rarely given in Europe.

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche: "Reciting the Medicine Buddha mantra is so powerful, it is the same as reciting all the Buddhas’ mantra. If you circumambulate the Medicine Buddha, you get the same merit as having circumambulated all the Buddhas. If you make offerings to Medicine Buddha, you get the same merit as having made offerings to all the buddhas. If you recite the Seven Medicine Buddha names and recite the Medicine Buddha mantra it fulfills all your wishes and prayers. It is so incredibly powerful."

With the help of this practice we strengthen the ability to support other people in their inner healing process. This practice is therefore highly recommended for people in healing and helping professions. Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche: "If you are doing massage or other types of healing, it is very good to practice Medicine Buddha. If you put effort in this practice, your treatment will then be more succesful and you will be able to benefit others more."

Anyone who has already taken an initiation in Medizinbuddha (Jenang or Wang) should renew it as often as possible. This also applies to the Bodhisattva vows.

Requirements for participation: Having already taking refuge and taking the bodhisattva vows, or being ready to take them along with the commitments this time.

Commitments: Daily recitation of a mala of the Medicine Buddha mantra.

Language: English with live transcription and simultaneous translation into German by Ven. Dr. Birgit Schweiberer. To listen to the translation, you need an FM-receiving device.

Important note: On Saturday, Rinpoche will first hold a motivation talk to the initiation. To take the initiation after this, it is necessary to participate in this lecture.

Information regarding Shugden: FPMT has made a commitment to support His Holiness’ position on Shugden/Dolgyal, because of understanding the reasons why His Holiness has advised against this practice. Due to our commitment, we ask those who continue to practice Shugden, please not to attend this event. More Information on His Holiness' position you can find HERE.

Texts für the practice you will find HERE.

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