Dharma talk on “Understanding Consciousness and Manifesting What You Want” Wednesday 23rd May by Jeff Oliver

Jeff Oliver will be giving Dharma teaching on Understanding Consciousness and Manifesting What You Want on WEDNESDAY May 23rd 2012 6pm-830pm with breaks in between (please note that the teaching/discussion might go on for longer than the scheduled time)

 

Understanding Consciousness and Manifesting What You Want

Through the practice of concentration, awareness and wisdom, we come to understand the nature of body, mind/consciousness and the universe in which we live. With this right understanding, we may then open to all possibilities here and now and find what you are really looking for. What are you REALLY looking for?

 

 

Location
Welcome palace apartment (ram’s home). For directions please see below. Please feel free to call ram at 0819855564 or  Contact us here for more info and feel free to invite others who might be interested as well.

Date/Time
6pm-830pm, Wednesday 23rd May 2012

RSVP Please let us know if you’ll be coming by clicking “Attend” on the Mongkol Sri facebook page or  Contact us here

This event is free of charge suitable for everyone from beginner to advanced practitioner.
Please share this event with others who might be interested as well and if you wish, you could bring some vegetarian snacks and drinks which will be shared with others.

 

About Jeff Oliver

Jeff Oliver is a dynamic and creative meditation teacher from Australia. He has been practicing vipassana (Awareness and Wisdom) meditation for about 19 years, eight of which he was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in the Burmese tradition. Jeff has shared practical life skills and ‘mind management’ in many areas of the world including Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe including Turkey. His style is open, approachable, friendly and gentle yet very effective for the modern seeker of truth.

Directions
Welcome Palace Apartment (Ram’s place) on Naret rd. (a one way street), off of Sriphraya road. If you are coming by Sub-way (easiest) you can take the Samyan station exit in front of the temple then catch a Taxi or take a Motorbike Taxi (20 Baht) from there by telling them to go to Bangrak Police station. If coming by BTS you can get off at Saladaeng station and take a taxi from there as well. You can just tell the taxi to come to the Bangrak police station if you are coming directly from elsewhere. Once at the police station, my building is an old white building just before the station, come on the 12th floor on the right side and you’ll see a big door and I’ll be in there. If you see a lot of Africans in the building it means that you are in the right building.

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Dispel Obstacle – Phakchok Rinpoche message in May 2012 สารจากท่าน พักชก ริมโปเช พฤษภาคม 2555

Guru Rinpoche Day

 

 

Dear Friends Near and Far,

 

I hope you’ve all been happy and healthy. I am very well and just started off with my travels for this year. I left the Valley this afternoon for Malaysia where I’ll be for the next few weeks. I’ll be hopping from one city to the next in Asia en route to North America via Australia and then to South America, Europe and finally back home in October. I have just started my journey and I’m already tired! But I’m certainly looking much forward to seeing many of you during my stops around the globe.

 

It’s already late here in Malaysia and by the time I send this message out, it’ll probably land in your inbox on the 11th for those of you living in East, for which I truly apologize. But for the rest of you in the West, still the morning of 10th, Guru Rinpoche Day!

 

Anyhow, about two weeks ago we were on a pilgrimage following the footsteps of the Lotus Born in Nepal and Sikkim. It was a memorable trip still so vivid and in memory of it, I would like to share Padmasambhava’s last instructions to his students before leaving for the Chamara Island.

 

At the pass of Gunthang, on the border of Nepal and Tibet, as Padmasambhave is getting ready to leave for the Chamara Island of the cannibal demons, his students implore him not to leave them. Padmasambhava has no choice but to leave, for the cannibal demons would spill out from the Chamara Island into our world and destroy the human race and only he can tame them with his wisdom and compassion. To the grieving students, Padmasambhava encourages them by saying, ‘ for the people of the future, I have left behind blessings in the form of body, speech and mind.’

 

‘I have left “kutsaps”- representation of myself in the form of statues, blessed them and concealed them with the intention that beings in the future might see them, receive blessings and make a direct connection with me.’ He made the aspiration that coming into contact with a kutsap would be no different than meeting Padmasambhava in person. Beings who make such a connection will be blessed in this life and future lives. It serves as a source of blessing, removes obstacles, as well as strengthens and deepens one’s connection to Padmasambhava.

 

‘To represent my speech there are the many treasure texts hidden. The famous prayer to dispel obstacle, a terma of Chokgyur Lingpa is one such example.

 

Guru Rinpoche, the Buddha of past, present and future,

Dewa Chenpo- Guru of Great Bliss- the source of all siddhas,

Dud Dul Drakpo Tsal- Wrathful One that Subdues Negativity- who removes all obstacles,

Grant your blessings we pray! Through them, may all our obstacles, outer, inner and secret- be quelled,

And may all our aspirations be fulfilled!

 

‘And for my mind representation, it is always with those who have a karmic connection with me. For those who pray to me I am always there, especially on the tenth day of the month, I will be there to dispel the suffering of the beings.’

 

Sarva Mangalam,

 

Phakchok Rinpoche

 

 

 

 

 

www.phakchokrinpoche.org