Dear Chagdud Gonpa Sangha and friends,
I pray that you, your families and those you know are well these days. Aside from observing the suggested protocol to curb the spread of the current virus, we also find ourselves caught in an atmosphere of uncertainty and our habit of making and relying on plans is frustrated. These times clearly show us where to deepen our understanding of basic Dharma teachings and provide us an ongoing opportunity to develop greater patience, mindfulness, prayerfulness and compassion. Fortunately, we have the good fortune to be heirs to the rich legacy that results in enlightenment, the embodiment of which is the Three Jewels of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. With the necessity to fully accept the new culture of protection by “social distancing”, “sheltering in place”, “self-quarantining”, etc., the spirit behind the Jewel of Sangha, which is the spiritual community that keeps the doorway to the Dharma open, is being challenged. Therefore, you are invited to join with me in the regular Wednesday practice with Chagdud Gonpa Amrita sangha at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time using Zoom. See details below. The practice is the Heart Sutra, Concise Red Tara and Chenrezig. These are from Precious Echoes (online here), the prayer book that you can access from the Amrita website. We will also recite the Prayer for Pacifying the Fear of DiseaseSo, open up your hearts and texts, login and let’s practice together!
– Lama Padma
Virtual Wednesday Practice for April 8, 15, 22 and 29 @ 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Virtual Advisory Council Meeting, April 27, 7:30pm
IMPORTANT ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING INFORMATION:
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 427 246 178
Dial in: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 427246178#
Helpful instructions for Zoom:
To add beings to our prayer lists, Prayers for Removal of Obstacles or Prayers for Recently Deceased, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form on our website. If you need to add a name during virtual practice, please use the chat feature to send the request to the meeting host.” Zoom Chat Instructions
As an attendee, Chat will be in the controls at the bottom of your screen.
When you click on chat, the chat window will appear. It will be on the right if you are not in full screen. If you are in full screen, it will appear in a window that you can move around your screen.
Type your message and press Enter to send it.
You can also select who you would like to send the message to by clicking on the drop down next to To:.
When you receive a chat message, you will receive a notification at the bottom of your screen if you do not currently have the chat window open.
Amrita phone number – 206-504-3403
prayer list additions and requests: go to our website at amritaseattle.org
Chagdud Gonpa Amrita
The seat of the Chagdud Gonpa Foundation for the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound region of western Washington, USA. Since 1983, it has provided a place for practitioners to practice in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.Share