Join the final and extended Vajrasattva Purification Practice of the year and get effectively rid of all the negative karma accumulated over the past 12 month and even since beginningless time. Priming our mind with a longer shamatha meditation, we will engage in a longer version of the practice, before we meditate on emptiness and end the evening with a mahamudra meditation.
WHEN: December 30, Saturday 7.00 – 8.30 pm CET
LEVEL: Open for everyone. Basic understanding of the concepts of karma and purification is helpful.
Join us via Zoom under the following link:
Meeting ID: 849 2192 8952
In this powerful practice we apply the four opponent powers to purify our negative karma. First, we take refuge, we rely on our trustworthy teacher, the Buddha, and the path he showed us. Then we regret all our negative actions, which only create obstacles on our path. And next we apply the remedy; in this practice it is the recitation of the Vajrasattva Mantra.
To conclude, we apply the power of resolve; we make a pledge to do our best not to do these negative actions again. When we do this practice wholeheartedly, we can let go of guilt, find peace of mind and increase our self-respect and self-compassion.
This Vajrasattva practice and other purification practices are the ultimate answer, so everything in the world – what you see, every situation – tells you to practice Vajrasattva. To purify and do Vajrasattva practice is the ultimate answer, to stop the cause to be reborn in the lower realms and the immediate [result] is to have a higher rebirth, to make preparation for death and then to meet the Dharma, to meet the virtuous friend who reveals the path to enlightenment. Then to achieve ultimate happiness, to be free from samsara and to achieve enlightenment for the numberless sentient beings and to free them from the oceans of samsaric sufferings and bring them to full enlightenment.
~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Cost: Suggested donation is 0 – 10 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).
Level: Open for everyone. Basic understanding of the concepts of Karma and Purification is helpful.
PDF: Find the practice here