Key West Tara Mandala
      A Tibetan Buddhist Sangha
       May All Beings Benefit
Key West Tara Mandala is a Florida Keys Tibetan Buddhist 
Sangha (community) within the teaching lineage of 
Lama Tsultrim Allione 
and led by Ellen Booth Church (Yeshe Choepel).

All are welcome.
recommended reading (Surya Das)
"In daily life we experience suffering more often than pleasure.  If we are patient, in the sense of taking suffering voluntarily upon ourselves, even if we are not capable of doing this physically, then we will not lose our capacity for judgement.  
We should remember that is a situation cannot be changed, there is no point in worrying about it.  If it can be changed, then there is no need to worry about it either, we should simply go about changing it."

-His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, from The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace (Element)
The Six Paramitas

(giving of oneself)
(morality, proper conduct)
(tolerance, forbearance, acceptance)
(diligence, vigor)
(one-pointed concentration)

Paramita can mean "Transcendent"

The Sanskrit word "paramita" means to cross over to the other shore.

Paramita may also be translated as perfection, perfect realization, or reaching beyond limitation.

General  Meditation Schedule
(subject to change)

Key West

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 
(6pm- 7pm)

Key West Botanical Gardens, Key West, FL

Irregular Mondays 
(6pm - 8pm)

Scheduling can change 

The Six Principles of Enlightened Living
The Six Paramitas
A Key West Tara Mandala Study Series

A series based on the six transcendent actions, which in the Buddhist tradition are considered the foundation of Buddhism.  Applying these actions in our lives helps manifest enlightened action in all that we do.

The classes will be a combination of study, discussion and meditation.  

Saturday, March 25, 2017
10:00 am - 12 noon
Key West Botanical Gardens / The Nature Chapel

It is said that patience comes from our meditation practice.  Through sitting we learn to be patient with ourselves, our thoughts, our body and what is happening around us.  We will begin this two-hour class with a sitting meditation; from that silence and peace we will continue with the teachings and discussions. .  

Finding Patience

"By accepting the agreeable and disagreeable aspects of life, we are no longer limited by our longing for life to be different than it is.  We have all the time in the world, in the spaciousness of every moment."

- Michele McDonald, from "Finding Patience," Tricycle Summer 2004

Teacher:  Ellen Booth Church (Yeshe Chopel) is an educator and writer and 
30-year practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism.  She is the teacher for the Key West Tara Mandala sangha and travels the world spreading the Dharma of Buddhist teachings.

Ellen Booth Church
"All major religious traditions carry 
basically the same message, 
that is love, compassion and forgiveness . . . 
the important thing 
is that they should be a part of our daily lives."

- the Dalai Lama
Key West Tara Mandala, Inc.
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