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april, 2020

25apr10:3011:30Vajrasattva PracticeVajrasattva Practice helps us purify and transform our minds by using four opponent powers

Time

(Saturday) 10:30 - 11:30 CET

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Event Details

We lead this practice online and in person at the centre.
For online meetings we use the tool called Zoom. There are two options:
1. Use the Zoom app. If you haven’t used it before it will be downloaded to your phone or computer.
2. Use Zoom in your web browser. In this scenario you don’t need to download the Zoom app as the meeting will open directly in your browser. (Might not work so well on your smartphone)

Vajrasattva is the embodiment of the purifying powers of the Buddha. Its practice enables us to cleanse all the negativities we have accumulated in countless lives and thus avoid their results of suffering and obstacles.

Vajrasattva Practice is not only about reciting mantras and visualization, but it is about purifying our minds. In the Vajrasattva Practice, we do the practice of Four Opponent Powers, which is a psychological process of purifying nonvirtous imprints on the mindstream. 

They are: 1) the power of the object, taking refuge in the Three Rare Sublime Ones and generating bodhicitta; 2) the power of regret, feeling deep regret for the negativity committed; 3) the power of resolve, determining not to repeat that negativity; and 4) the power of remedy, a practice such as Vajrasattva that effectively acts as an antidote to the negativity.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises:

“If you want others to love you, you must first love others. If you benefit others, naturally they will benefit you. The cause and effect of karma is as simple as this. The Vajrasattva purification practice, which is more powerful than negative karma, can prevent you from experiencing the problems that negative karma would otherwise bring you. Thus, the practice of purification is one of the most important solutions to our problems and is extremely necessary, even for people who believe that we have only one life. If you don’t want relationship problems, business failures, illnesses such as cancer or AIDS, notoriety, or the criticism of others, the practice of Vajrasattva is extremely important – both for those who accept the existence of reincarnation and karma, and for those who do not.”

Donations are welcome. By donating you will help create the conditions for the teachings to be available and for supporting the centre. We thank you so much for supporting the centre.

Speakers for this event

  • Martin Ström

    Martin Ström

    Martin is the Director of Yeshin Norbu. For almost 20 years he’s been on a mission to understand more about the mind, both from a western neuro scientific and an eastern contemplative perspective. Martin is a licensed CBT Psychologist and has practiced meditation for almost two decades. He is a graduate of the two-year program Foundation of Buddhist Thought. Martin teaches mindfulness in the corporate world as an accredited trainer of Corporate Based Mindfulness Training. He is also the co-author of three books: Fokus pĂ„ jobbet, I’m Sorry You Were Saying and The Mind of The Leader. This semester Martin is leading our Foundations of Mindfulness courses and half day retreats, the lunch time drop-in mindfulness meditation (on Mondays and Fridays) and the introduction to mindfulness and meditation evenings.

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