NYC – Weekend Course
organized by the Shantideva Meditation Center
the Buddha of Purification
During this weekend course you will learn how to draw Vajrasattva Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Vajrasattva (Tib.: Dorje Sempa) stands for the purification of the mind, which is essential for anyone who wants to make progress on the spiritual path.
The Vajrasattva practice is very powerful for purifying the negative ‘blueprints’ in our minds and the impure actions of body and speech that come out of that. In all four Tibetan Buddhist schools the Vajrasattva practice is one of the preliminary practices.
Vajrasattva wears the beautiful robes and jewels of a classical Indian monarch. The Tantric attributes that he holds in his hand, the Vajra and Bell, represent method (to develop compassion) and wisdom; the two aspects that are essential if you want to make steps on the path to enlightenment (the highest state of consciousness).
Besides the drawing sessions this course comes with meditations and lectures on Vajrasattva. You will also get a detailed explanation of the mantra of purification, and learn how to work with it.
The weekend is suitable for both beginners (with no drawing experience whatsoever) and advanced students.
Beginners may also opt to draw The Buddha (Buddha Shakyamuni) instead of Vajrasattva. If you prefer this, please contact Carmen about it, so she can prepare this for you.
Some Vajrasattva’s by Carmen’s students:
Check out the other thangka courses in NYC such as Buddha Face workshop April 3, 2018, Mandala of the 5 Elements thangka course April 7+8, 2018
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