The second of the paramitas is sila, most often translated as “ethics” but more accurately understood as “trainings” that help to serve as a “channel” or “conduit” for our life choices, actions and general orientation to the world.
Samantrabhadra is the maha-sattva (great being) representing “great action” in the world and can serve as an inspiring focal point for social, cultural and political activists. In this Day of Mindfulness, our goal for practice and study is to learn how to bring the ethical trainings of the mahayana tradition of buddhism, the fundamental precept being: “Avoid causing harm; Cultivate reverence for life.”
As always, you can join us for a prompt 8 AM beginning, OR join us between 9:30 and 9:45 AM for the second entry into the day-retreat. We offer coffee, tea and water and encourage you to bring a bagged lunch. The day includes various mindfulness practices such as prostrations, chanting, sitting and walking meditation, yoga-asana, deep relaxation, dharma talk and discussion.
The $20 entry goes to operating expenses only. The teachers do not receive any of these funds which are tax deductible. Dana is gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated, allowing the teachers to continue to offer their teachings freely.
For more information about the practice of dana:
No one is ever turned away for lack of funds; scholarships are available.
Advanced Registration is greatly appreciated! Either register online through Pay Pal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
OR you can send a check made payable to
Empty Mountain Sangha and mailed to:
Empty Mountain Sangha
127 W University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85705
You can also register any Sunday evening during Sangha Practice from 5:30 – 7:00 PM