White Lotus continues to pray for the well-being of all …
May every being ailing with disease / Be freed at once from every malady /
May all the sickness that afflicts the living / Be instantly and permanently healed. ~Shantideva
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TUESDAYS in November: 3, 10, 17, 24
White Tara Practice and Teachings
White Tara Practice and Teachings by Khenpo Molam on Gampopa’s The Precious Garland of the Sublime Path
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Notice – fire at the Center!
White Lotus is sad to report that Thursday, October 29, a fire burned in the basement of the church building we occupy. One person died in the fire. This has been very hard on our Immanual Baptist friends who are now in the midst of mourning the loss of life and also the effort of the cleaning and repair of the entire structure.
More about the fire . . .
Although there was no structural damage to the space White Lotus occupies, a toxic smoke permeated the entire building. So we are, necessarily, involved in the extensive cleaning operation, coordination with the church and respective insurance companies. Recently, on the advice of several art conservators, we removed all thangkas and statues, brocades and other precious items before the first step of cleaning – which is to purify smells and surfaces by pumping the building full of ozone. Our research indicated that the amount of ozone being pumped in could react with pigment, brocades, drumskins, and metals.
Consequently, the Dharma Center will be closed for an indeterminate time. Practice will continue via Facebook livestream and Zoom. We will contact you when White Lotus reopens.
Dzambhala Prosperity Vases – blessed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche at White Lotus in 2018
These vases were filled according to traditional instructions by Khenpo Konchok Molam and White Lotus sangha members. They contain many precious substances, were consecrated over two days at White Lotus Buddhist Center, then blessed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche when he visited in 2018.
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Read H.E Garchen Rinpoche's teaching on treasure vases:
So, now Khen Rinpoche (Khenpo Monlam) has prepared these prosperity vases for the Center. This is a really wonderful thing as they bring a lot of benefit, a lot of blessings.
There are three ways to understand what a prosperity vase is. First, it is a palace for the deity. Then secondly, it becomes the deity itself. And thirdly, it is an offering. It is a source of infinite offering goddesses who come and present whatever offerings are needed or wished for. These three qualities are shared by both vases and stupas. In addition, they have been consecrated according to Dzambhala and are embued with blessings from the deity. Having one of these vases in your home, you can play the Dzambhala mantra day and night. The vase will bring blessings both to the beings in your home and the outer environment. So it’s a really wonderful thing to have a vase like this.
When we talk about Dzambhala and wealth practices, basically we’re saying that we need love because the world can be full of material wealth and yet without love there’s no happiness. So, when we say prosperity or good fortune, what we’re talking about is love because that’s what brings happiness. Otherwise, without love you can have a hundred million dollars and just be a hungry ghost.
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