onsdag 24 mars 2010

Red Tara mantra on Nordic Order retreat


On the long weekend 18–22 March we had a Nordic Order retreat at Abhayaloka retreatcenter, in Finland. This time only eight of us gathered, four from Sweden, three from Finland and Vaddhaka from Tallinn. We had a very good time, enjoying each others company, tuning into each others lives, meditating (of course), seeing the video of Maitreyabandhu (se previous entry) as well as one of Bodhiketu – both of which we relished and discussed and pondered afterwards. The winter weather persisted outdoors, but indoors spirits were very good. In the last puja Liladhi led the Red Tara mantra, with a beautiful tibetan tune. I found the image to the left googling on Red Tara images. I was really taken by it and that she is red. Of course Tara is mostly green but there are many forms of her.

Apart from the programme I also translated an article that Liladhi had written about her work as a hospital clown, which is going to be published in the Swedish buddhist magazine Buddhism-nu, which I enjoyed doing and checking with her that I had understood everything. It's a fascinating read and an good example of Dharma work in the wider world. I hope it can be made available in English too, somehow.

Tomorrow I'm off on a retreat with Subhuti at Padmaloka, which will be interesting and I'm sure inspiring and invigorating to my Dharma practise.

7 kommentarer:

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死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。..................................................

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喜樂的心是健康良藥,憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。........................................

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TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE.................................................

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笑口常開~~天天開心........................................

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責人之心責己,恕己之心恕人。.............................................

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真正的愛心,是照顧好自己的這顆心。.............................................

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