POSTPONED Great Mandala Offering
August 11 / 9:00 AM - August 11 / 5:00 PM
"I would like to initiate an annual Great Gathering of Mandala, or The Great Mandala Offering. This would consist of us gathering for a day, where we offer a great mandala. As a community, we would try to accumulate 100,000 or more mandala offerings in one day.[...]It is an opportunity to highlight this key practice of generosity, and to understand that all that we have; health, wealth, and realization, comes from past acts of generosity. This day would have a feeling of wealth, richness, offering, generosity, and would help individuals understand the power and potency of generosity in their lives and for our community.[...]If we are to truly transplant this enlightened culture, a shift needs to be made in understanding generosity. People will likely want to attend these Mandala Offering days, because it would benefit them personally at home and work. Simultaneously it is a way to reach out to the entire world, it enhances their spiritual development, and builds the Kingdom."
--Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
This is not a fundraising day but a day of practice: celebrating through practicing the joy of generosity.
All Shambhala tantrikas are invited to participate, including those who may not have begun mandala practice, or those who do not have the lung for the Primordial Rigden ngöndro.
What to bring:
* your mandala plate, basket, and rice
* your Primordial Ridgen ngöndro mandala offering text
* bring your lunch for our short lunch break
* your flexible mind! This program will be self-staffed so please plan to help.
8:30 - Arrive for tea and coffee
9:00-11:15 -Opening chants, comments from local teacher, mandala practice
11:15-12:30 - Lunch break
12:30-3:30 - Practice & possible Shambhala Online address from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
3:30 - tea break
4:00-5 - Practice & protector and closing chants
May this Great Mandala Offering create clouds of merit and help individuals understand the power and potency of generosity!