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.
 
The Compassionate Heart of the Enlightened Mind

ON BODHICITTA

It is the supreme elixir that overcomes the sovereignty of death. 
It is the inexhaustible treasure
that eliminates poverty in the world. 
It is the supreme medicine that quells the world's disease. 
It is the tree that shelters all beings wandering and tired on the path of conditioned existence. 
It is the universal bridge that leads to freedom from unhappy states of birth. 
It is the dawning moon of the mind that dispels the torment of disturbing conceptions. 
It is the great sun that finally removes the misty ignorance of the world.

SHANTIDEVA
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.

The Six Paramitas

DANA
Generosity
(giving of oneself)
SILA
Virtue
(morality, proper conduct)
KSAHNTI
Patience
(tolerance, forbearance, acceptance)
VIRYA
Joyous Effort
(diligence, vigor)
DHYANA
Contemplation
(one-pointed concentration)
PRAJNA
Wisdom
(insight)
Paramita

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
Saturdays 
10am-12noon

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 
(6pm- 7pm)

Key West Botanical Gardens, Key West, FL


Marathon
Irregular Mondays 
(6pm - 8pm)



PLEASE CALL/  EMAIL AHEAD
Scheduling can change 
607-351-1325

KWTaraMandala@aol.com

Wednesday, April 24, 2017
6:00 pm
Crane Point Nature Center / Marathon

VIRYA
the fourth paramita
Joyous Effort

Saturday April 22, 2017
10:00 am - 12 noon
Nature Chapel / Key West Botanical Gardens

DHYANA
the fifth paramita 
Contemplation, Concentration, Mindfulness

The fifth paramita (Dhyana) is sometimes called Samadhi and is connected to the seventh and eighth steps on the Eightfold Path. These are "Right Mindfulness" and "Right Concentration".  It is said that Meditative Absorption is a combination of these two. 

Right Mindfulness is the process of becoming aware of the present moment.  In meditation we go beyond (Om gate-gate) the feeling of being caught in our memories, regrets, plans and discursive thoughts.  Right Concentration is a result of Right Mindfulness because it is through our mindfulness meditation that we develop the ability to control the mind and become free from craving and aversion. We drop deeper the longer we sit as we drop into the ocean of awareness

TEACHER:  Ellen Booth Church (by skype)
"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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