Description of Purpose and Activity of The Manjushree Hermitage
The Manjushree Hermitage offers traditional Tibetan Buddhism in a western context. Visitors are welcome to join in weekly Shamatha (calm abiding) meditations as well as periodic Tibetan Vajrayana meditation practices including the Sadhana’s of Manjushree, Mahakala and Chenrezig. Moreover, there will be special events on auspicious days in accordance with the Tibetan lunar calendar, such as ritual practices on full moon and new moon days, Tibetan New Year (Losar), Buddha Shakyamuni’s birthday and day of enlightenment, and others.
Regular special programming with Buddhist lamas or Rinpoche visits will include empowerments and the opportunity for practitioners to request and receive refuge. In addition to providing teachings, lamas may lead practitioners in more elaborate pujas.
The Kagyu lineage is an established and authentic lineage that directly upholds the teachings since the time of the historical Buddha. As such, there is not one book that is taught, but a careful selection of authentic teachings on meditation and philosophy that have been handed down and that include commentaries to help us understand and apply their profound meanings to our lives.
Updated Shangpa Rinpoche Program - April 2017
Sunday Monday, April 2nd 37 - Practices of a Bodhisattva
Monday, April 2nd-3rd 37 - Practices of a Bodhisattva and Amitabha empowernment
Wednesday & Thursday, April 5th-6th - Shamatha meditation
Friday 7th- - Vipashyana Meditation
Saturday 8th- Vipashyana Meditation and lecture with Dr. Gyal
Sunday, April 9th - Introduction to Mahamudra
For detailed description look under programs