The meditative practice of offering the mandala is a powerful method to accumulate merit, or positive energy in the mind. “Mandala” means a pure universe filled with pure environments, pure enjoyments, populated by a pure society helping one another attain pure happiness and peace. These offerings of an imagined pure universe are a powerful method to accumulate a vast collection of merit or positive energy. Everything “good in our life” is ultimately due to the positive karma or merit we have created in the past, so merit is the main cause of all of our success in daily life and in our spiritual practice.
In this retreat we will learn how to engage in the practice of offering the mandala according to the special instructions given in The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Making mandala offerings is a beautiful Kadampa Buddhist practice that harnesses our pure imagination and wisdom
If you cannot attend the class in person you are welcome to attend through Zoom although you may, or may not, have issues with the sound quality. We are a non profit organization and have limited technical resources. Your best experience is to attend the class in person if possible.