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Annual New Year’s morning Vajrasattva Fire Puja and afternoon Vajrakiliya Practice
January 1, 2009 - January 5, 2009
January 1, 3 and 4th (Thurs, Sat and Sun).NOTE: Not January 2nd.
-Morning Vajrasattva fire puja practice: 9am to 12 noon
-Afternoon Vajrakilaya and Dharmapala practice with tsok: 2pm to 5pm
Let us begin the new year’s practice with Vajrasattva and Vajrakilaya!
The ceremony of the Jin Sek is one of the rarest ways to begin the new year. For twenty years this is one of the very special practices that we have been able to do in New York City through the open kindness of John Giorno.
Jin Sek is considered a very powerful skilful means practice of the Vajrayana as fire is one of the five powerful elements. This Vajrasattva practice mainly focuses on pacifying negativities and obstacles while increasing prosperity, joy, longevity, peace, and realization.
Vajrakilaya is the embodiment of all the buddhas‰۪ activities and is one of the most famous practices of the Nyingma School. Practicing on Vajrakilaya removes our obstacles, eases the flow of Dharma activity, and reveals the Buddha nature. Daily practice of Vajrakilaya is suggested as it is very powerful. Practice on special occasions is also very beneficial.
Transmission and instruction for both practices will be given.
PBC Members: $78 for attending three days, or $38/day.
Non-Members: $98 for attending three days, or $51/day.
No pre-registration is required for this event.
Everyone is encouraged to bring fresh, unopened fire puja offerings everyday for the morning fire puja practice. Possible offerings include: dry peas, beans, rice, grains, oatmeal, honey, molasses, sugar, kusha grass, wheat, spices, cut wood for fire, plain yogurt, black sesame seeds, etc.
Please also feel free to bring fresh, unopened tsok food offering everyday for the afternoon practice session.
If you have any questions please call: 607-865-8068, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org