Recently FPMT’s Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche has recommended for Lhagsam to perform the Cittamani Tara Four-Mandala Offering Puja, everyone is welcome to join! This is to ensure a successful transition of Lhagsam to an FPMT center status, to find a great Center Director and for Lhagsam to be able to benefit numberless sentient beings.
[line] WHEN: Friday March 4, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm CET, Saturday March 5, 8.30 – 10.30 am CET
Meeting ID: 882 9665 8110
There are so many inner obstacles to the development of your mind, and these inner obstacles create many outer obstacles. Therefore, for the success of your Dharma practice, of your actualizing the graduated path to enlightenment, you must rely upon a special deity or Buddha, such as Tara.
– Lama Zopa Rinpoche (Kopan Monastery, May 1987)
It is important for Lhagsam’s future that we do this practice together, therefore we invite all our friends and supporters to join us for one or more of the pujas. We have a great opportunity to collect great merit through this practice, as we will be doing it during the Days of Miracles, which this year will fall between the 3rd and 18th of March. Ven. Tsultrim will kinldy lead us through the practice.
Cittamani Tara is the highest yoga tantra manifestation of the deity Tara. Tara, a female personification of the enlightened mind, is known as Tara the Liberator, an embodiment of enlightened activity, and mother of all the buddhas. On this ultimate level, she manifests perfect wisdom.
Cittamani Tara Puja is a practice that invokes Cittamani Tara, well-known as a source of swift assistance in all temporal and spiritual matters. She is called upon to bring success – including for situations involving family, relationships, business, and career – and for protection from all negativities and fears. She is also invoked in times of emergency, personal distress and difficulty, health problems, for the quick removal of obstacles, and when rapid wisdom is needed.
The Cittamani Tara Puja includes four mandala offerings, fourfold offerings including flowers, optional prostrations, and a twofold recitation of the Praises to the 21 Taras.[line]
Cost: You would make us very happy by supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation is 0 – 20 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).
Level: Intermediate. Some knowledge of Buddhism is of benefit.
PDF: Find the text for the puja here: Cittamani Tara