The Seven Branch Prayer, with Lama Zangmo
When8 Sep 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
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WhoTeacher: Lama Gelongma Zangmo
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
Lama Zangmo will explain the Seven Branch prayer which are often found in the various sadhana texts (pujas) and aspiration prayers. There are many versions of the seven branch prayer that one can find in different texts. This day is an opportunity to get more familiar with the importance of the Seven Branches.
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa stated: “The key points of the Seven Branch Payer is to gather the accumulations and purify the obscurations. There is no practice that is not included within these two. Gathering the accumulations means gathering all the favourable conditions for developing the path within our beings. Purifying misdeeds and obscurations means clearing away the conditions that counteract developing the path within.”
The Seven Branches are:
- Making offerings
- Confessing past wrongs
- Rejoicing in virtue
- Requesting the buddhas to teach the Dharma
- Supplicating the buddhas not to abandon the world
- Dedicating the roots of virtue
Lama Zangmo will explain these branches in more detail. This course is suitable for all, both beginners and those with some experience.
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