The Mandala of the Five Buddhas – Guides to Transformation
This course invites you to enter the mandala of the five archetypal Buddhas (or Jinas, meaning ‘Conquerors’ or ‘Victors’): Akshobya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi and Vairochana. Each one embodies one of the five Buddhist Wisdoms, which are antidotes to hatred, pride, greed, envy and ignorance.
Once in the mandala you’re in a protected space, where the qualities of the Jinas are absorbed by you, so you can be open to becoming unperturbed, equanimous, discriminating, fearless and wise.
Each week we will meditate on a different Jina Buddha, and we’ll intuitively explore each one through discussion, symbol, image and sound.
Led on various evenings by Kamalamayi, Nagasuri, Kusalacitta and Prakashika.
This is a 6 week course open to any level of experience. Spaces are limited, and booking in advance is required. The cost for the course is $120 (or a concession rate of $90 for people who are unwaged).
|1 October||Meet the 5 Jinas, and the Enlightened mind of the Buddha Shakyamuni. Led by Kamalamayi and Nagasuri.|
|8 October||Meet Akshobya and transform the poison of hatred into his Mirror-Like Wisdom. Led by Kamalamayi.|
|15 October||Meet Ratnasambhava and his Wisdom of Equality. Vanquish the poison of pride. Led by Kamalamayi.|
|22 October||Meet Amitabha and his Discriminating Wisdom. Surmount the poison of greed. Led by Kusalacitta.|
|29 October||Meet Amoghasiddhi and his All-Accomplishing Wisdom. Tame the poison of envy and jealousy. Led by Kamalamayi.|
|5 November||Meet Vairochana and his All-Pervading Wisdom. Overcome the poison of ignorance. Led by Prakashika.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it okay if I can't make every week?
The cost covers the entire course, and it is best to come every week. If you'd like to come but there is one or two weeks you can't make, please contact us before booking.
What should I wear?
There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.