On this evening we will continue to explore the figure of the blue Buddha through doing some spiritual practice together. We will be doing a meditation that relates to the mirror-like wisdom of Akshobya and explores arising experience as it appears.
We will also be exploring the figure through reciting of verses that through words can create an image of the figure and introduce us to the qualities that contemplation of this Buddha can bring. We will also be focusing the mind on those qualities by chanting the Akshobya mantra.
Although the Buddhas of the mandala can be seen as figures of contemplation in their own right, each of the Buddhas also relates to essential qualities of the path and goal. So whether or not we find the language of myth and symbols appealing, the qualities which those symbols represent are what we are trying to approach in coming to explore these figures.
Sangha Night is for the community (anyone who has done the intro course, or has been to the introductory classes for a number of months) to get together to talk, meditate, hear the teachings of the Buddha and discuss them.
We are here today because the people before us have generously given to keep us going. All our classes are run on donations which means everyone, regardless of income, can learn about Buddhism and meditation. To keep this revolutionary approach going, please do give. Thank you.