SAVE THE DATE: April 4 & 5, 2020
The Six Noble Actions of Compassion
with Khentrul Rinpoche
Based on a Text by Mipham Rinpoche
If we were to reverse our negative thoughts and actions and instead, cultivate positive thoughts and actions, we would be freed from both immediate and long-term suffering. We would experience physical and mental ease. This can be proven through logical reasoning because it is the way things operate by nature. That’s why it is an important point to study and practice. This text contains all of the methods for cultivating positive intentions and actions in our daily lives. It illustrates how by using examples and the application of “the six flavors.” These trainings are easy to apply and are profoundly beneficial.
Location: Windward Buddhist Temple, 268A Kuulei Road, Kailua Hi 96734
Dates/Times: April 4 & 5, 2020 (10 am-5 pm with lunch break 12-2 pm)
Cost*: Suggested Donation: $75/weekend if pre-registered.
For pre-registration, mail check payable to Greg Yuen, 1188 Bishop Street, #806, Honolulu, HI 96813. Any questions on pre-registration, please contact email@example.com.
Payment at door** : $90/weekend, $50/day. $50/weekend for FT students with ID.
We are a nonprofit; all proceeds go to venue cost and travel expenses for Rinpoche and his translator.
* This fee does not include donations to Rinpoche and his translator, Paloma.
** No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Our sangha is privileged to have Rinpoche visit us once again. We need help before and during his teaching---publicity, organizing, etc. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help in any way.
Mantra Rolling in July and August 2019
Many mahalos (thanks) to our hosts Margaret, Peter and Cyndi
20+ contributors, including 2 from Anchorage and Kauai Sanghas
It was a beautiful sunny day in paradise. Palm trees swayed to the trade winds along the banks of Kaneohe Bay.
Katog Mati Ling gathered together, rolling and chanting Om Ye Dharma all day long, in peace and harmony.
In total almost 300 mantra rolls were completed---153 at Margaret's, 145 more were completed at Cyndi's afterwards.
Peter hanging mantras just painted with saffron-tinted solution by Cyndi and Margaret, prepared the previous day with precious substances by Margaret, Lily, and Tommy from Anchorage Sangha.
Peter cutting a mantra. One of 300! He is later relieved by Tommy and Beth. Peter wears a bandana to avoid breathing on the sacred mantras.
Beth, Tommy, Esti from Kauai teaching us how to roll, and Greg. Notice the cool face masks, fashioned out of silk and linen---tailormade for the tropics!
Lunch Break! Enjoying Margaret's delicious home cooking are Lily, Greg, Margaret, Carol, Alyson, Esti, Tommy. Cyndi and Peter are fasting, and Beth is taking this photo (and most of the other photos ---thank you, Beth)
Margaret's back, Tommy, Buddha statue, and Greg chanting and rolling in the sacred grotto. Note blue cheat sheets with Om Ye Dharma mantra prepared by Meg. We are also aided by Tommy's ambient sound mix of Rinpoche's chanting of the mantra.
Above:Greg, Margaret, Tommy, Cindy, chanting and rolling away in the grotto
Below: Alyson and Lily chanting and rolling in tea room
Beth and Cyndi chanting and rolling.
We are all focused on the task at hand, mindful of this rare opportunity to contribute sacred mantras to be inserted into new statues at KatogRithrod.
Nearly 300 completed! Greg hand delivered them in October to Arkansas in time for consecration and installation.
Fabric contributed by Matt; dutsi by Ka'ohulani; camphor by Greg; labels and cedar sticks by KatogKarmaLing; ; Tibetan incense by Veronica; calendula by Yojana; hours of advice and inspiration from Kauai's Yojana, KC's Caitlyn, Wyk, Paloma and Rinpoche.