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2183 Colville Road

2183 Colville Road

Colville, Waikato 3584

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Practice days are open drop in days for the community for those that wish to learn and practice the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.

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The Buddha taught that “it is owing to the development of virtue, concentration, and wisdom, that enlightenment has been fully realized.” In order to learn how to properly apply these three agents of purification-virtue, concentration, and wisdom we need to learn from our mistakes—and purification is synonymous with this act of learning.

The purification practice of prostration to the 35 Buddhas removes emotional burdens and pacifies obstacles to our spiritual practice.

Vajrasatva practices are used both to purify obscurations so that the student can progress in their practices and also to purify any broken vows. In addition to personal practice, the Vajrasatva mantra is regarded as having the ability to purify karma, bring peace, and cause enlightened activity in general.

The practice of Dorje Khadro comes highly praised for its power to purify negative karma in general, but especially for its ability to purify obstacles.

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10am: Prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas. If you can’t prostrate you can still join and recite the names of these Buddhas. This brings incredible purification as well.

11am: Vajrasattva purification recitation & meditation.

12pm: BYO Lunch, refreshments provided

1.30pm: Recitation of the Heart Sutra and meditation on emptiness. Meditating on emptiness is the most powerful purification practice. Followed by Recitation of the Vajra Cutter Sutra.

3.00pm: Dorje Khadro Fire Puja Purification (weather dependent)

https://mahamudra.org.nz/practice-days-mahamudra/

Contact retreat@mahamudra.org.nz

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