Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
What can I do to help this world? What is the most effective way to help my loved ones in these difficult times? In a word: pray.
People radically underestimate the power of their mental actions to effect change in our lives and in our world. Through generating a compassionate intention, and praying with strong concentration, it is definite that our prayers will be of tremendous benefit to others.
Join us for this special weekly session dedicated to healing our mind and world the power of compassion. In each session, there will be a brief talk, followed by meditations and prayers dedicated to those who are sick and suffering. We will explore different traditional Buddhist Prayers each month, and engage in meditations that you can then practice on your own at home. Everyone is welcome to this class, which is a beautiful contribution to peace and healing in our world.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso said:
“Nowadays we can see in the world so many problems, so many people experiencing difficulties. Some people ask me what we Buddhists should do to help.
“My answer is: Our job is to pray – to pray for these people to pacify their negativity, wrong views, and extreme views. Our job to solve these kinds of problems is to pray for everyone to become friends, living in harmony with good relationships and to pacify their extreme views, wrong views of selfish intention, and so forth. That is our job. I believe this is the best method to help, to benefit.
“Through receiving blessings our prayers will be fulfilled, I promise. This is our Buddhist way of helping and benefiting to solve these kinds of problems. I believe you will solve the world’s problems gradually.”
What to Expect
Teaching + Guided Meditation + Avalokiteshvara Chanted Prayers
Who is Avalokiteshvara?
Avalokiteshvara is an enlightened being who is a manifestation of all Buddhas’ compassion. By relying sincerely on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, and reciting his mantra with strong faith, temporarily we will improve our realizations of all the stages of the path, especially our realization of great compassion, and ultimately we will attain supreme Buddhahood in Avalokiteshvara’s Pure Land.
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