Mandala of the Five Buddhas...Online
We have moved this course to an online space, using Zoom.
Please join us as we enter a realm of colour, magic and significance: the mandala of the five archetypal Buddhas: Akshobya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi and Vairochana. The mandala was developed in medieval India and still relevant today.
Each Buddha embodies an aspect of the enlightened mind : The mirror-like wisdom that reflects everything just as it is, the wisdom of abundance, of uniqueness and of equality. Their qualities are expressed by their hand gestures, their jewel-like and diaphanous colour, their associated animal, symbols, elements and mantras.
Once in the mandala you’re in a protected space, where the qualities of the Buddhas (or Jinas which means conquerors) are absorbed by you: unperturbed, equanimous, discriminating, fearless and wise.
Each week we will explore a different Jina Buddha, and we’ll meditate on each one through discussion, symbol, image and sound.
This is a 6 week course open to any level of experience. Booking required. Donations welcome.
|7 April||Meet the 5 Jinas, and the Enlightened mind of the Buddha Shakyamuni.|
|14 April||Meet Akshobya and transform the poison of hatred into his Mirror-Like Wisdom.|
|21 April||Meet Ratnasambhava and his Wisdom of Equality. Vanquish the poison of pride.|
|28 April||Meet Amitabha and his Discriminating Wisdom. Surmount the poison of greed.|
|5 May||Meet Amoghasiddhi and his All-Accomplishing Wisdom. Tame the poison of envy and jealousy.|
|12 May||Meet Vairochana and his All-Pervading Wisdom. Overcome the poison of ignorance.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it okay if I can't make every week?
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.