Open Heart Circle

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DPR-heart-calligraphyTuesday Sept. 17, 7:00pm

The Open Heart Circle is an adapted Mahayana practice of sending and taking for all sentient beings who are ill or dying, or who have recently died. We offer prayers for people who have recently died or are ill through chanting and tonglen practice.

This practice helps us to develop an awareness of impermanence in daily life while awakening our innate loving kindness for ourselves and others. It helps break through the barrier of “me and mine” and reminds us that sickness, death and dying are universal conditions. It offers a vehicle to bring illness and sorrow to the path and to develop compassion for both our own suffering and the suffering of others.

Nalandabodhi Halifax

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