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Manjushri Buddhist Centre Milton Inc.

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April 2019

This is the first time a lineage master has visited our area and we are incredibly honoured as a community to be receiving His Holiness.

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, is the current head of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is one of the most important and highly regarded Tibetan Buddhist Masters alive today, second only to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness will kindly offer three very precious empowerments and two important teachings during the Milton weekend. We encourage you all not to miss this rare opportunity. You can attend the whole weekend program or choose individual sessions. The empowerments can be taken as a sacred blessing from an unbroken lineage and for those who wish to develop the associated practice it will allow you to do so.

Venue: Milton CWA Hall, 57 Wason St, Milton NSW 2538 Bookings Essential Limited spaces. Please arrive 30 mins early for registration & seating.

For more information or to make a booking contact Jo 0410 548244 or Jacky 0419 146 677 or email mbcmilton@gmail.com We encourage you to book early as we anticipate that this event will sell out. Like us on Facebook: /manjushribuddistmeditationcentre

SATuRdAy 27 ApRIl9-9:30am Registration & Seating

10.00am - 12.00pm Welcome Ceremony and Amitayus Empowerment Life is most precious to everyone, yet how well and long one may live depends on how skilfully one gathers the very factors that determine quality and lifespan. According to Buddhism, if good deeds, merit and lifespan are coherent, then one can enjoy a happy, healthy and long life. Otherwise, ones life can come to an abrupt end in tragedy and violent death. So Buddhists try to live a non-violent life, practice kindness and receive long life empowerment. People will travel far to receive Amitayus Long Life empowerment especially if it is bestowed by a lineage master. All people are recommended to top up their lifespan with this excellent opportunity.

$35/$25 members & concession

2.00pm - 3.30pm Mind Training, the Pith Instructions of Glorious Virupa, Incomparable Compassion Incomparable Compassion is a succinct writing of Mahasiddha Virupa, on how to tame the mind through skillful application of compassion as the jewel in the crown of the Buddhas teachings.

$35/$25 members & concession

4.00pm - 6.00pm Healing Medicine Buddha Empowerment Sickness and old-age are very common causes of suffering not only to the individual but to the loved ones, carers, nurses, doctors, all health professionals and all members of the society. Often people will do anything if they can assist someone to heal their illnesses and become well. People who receive this empowerment and Healing Medicine Buddha Mantra can incorporate the practice of Healing Buddha to boost the effectiveness of their skill and usefulness as a service to their patients. Also patients can use the mantra to help them cope better with pain and difficulties in a very holistic manner. Those who receive the empowerment will all receive blessings and transmission of the famous practice that the Buddha taught his disciples.

$35/$25 members & concession

SundAy 28 ApRIl10.00am - 12.00pm Orange Manjushri Empowerment Knowledge is highly priced and most people spend more than 20 years studying the basics until they learn to have a good profession. But without wisdom to incorporate knowledge with a kind heart, mere technical knowledge cannot necessarily help except to make a living in the mundane world. Today a high percentage of educated people who have well paid jobs in the first world suffer from depression, stress and anxiety. This shows that knowledge without wisdom and compassion can impede the very well being of the person. In Tibetan Buddhism, receiving an empowerment of Bodhisattva Manjushri is a must to bless ones heart and head so that both knowledge and good heart are developed. The Head of the Sakya Lineage is believed to be an emanation of Manjushri. So to receive the empowerment from its Head is a rare opportunity.

$35/$25 members & concession

2.00pm - 5.30pm Parting from the Four Attachments: Sacred Teachings Manjushri gave to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo Young 12 year old Sachen Kunga Nyingpo was doing a six month meditation retreat. It is during that time, that the young boy saw Manjushri in his meditation who urged him to give up the four attachments. The famous four line instruction from Manjushri became a fundamental teachings that attracted a number of commentaries on the four attachments and teaching ways to overcome them. This life, this world, self and opinions are the four attachments that one should learn to sever, for without doing so one is neither a spiritual person, nor has renunciation, nor is endowed with altruism and nor realises the right view to see the truth. This teaching captures the essence of Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist teachings. It is a fundamental teaching recommended for all.

$70/$50 members & concession