Buddha Akshobhya is one of the five Dhyani Buddhas who are rulers over subtle realms, also called "Pure Lands".
In the mandala Akshobhya is assigned to the East. "Akshobhya" (“Mitrugpa" in Tibetan) means "The Immovable". This refers in particular to the fact that he remains unaffected by anger and aggression. He is the head of the vajra family. His blue body colour is symbolic of mirror-like wisdom and the transformation of the mind factor of anger into mirror-like wisdom. In everyday life, in anger we direct a powerful energy towards something that seems to be outside of ourselves. However, if we recognize the mirror of our own personality in the other person, the anger can be transformed and compassion can arise.

His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje repeatedly emphasizes the connection between Buddha Akshobhya and the Karmapa lineage: Akshobhya features in the highest tantra, the anuttarayoga, where he is invoked as representing the non-dual wisdom of the enlightened mind of Buddhahood. There is also a special connection to the Black Crown Ceremony. According to His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the Akshobya practice is especially important and beneficial in our current age.

In this course Lama Ngawang Tsultrim will explain the Akshobhya practice and we will perform the corresponding meditation practice together under his guidance.

Important note: during the course no meat, onions, garlic, alcohol or nicotine may be consumed.

Begin:  Friday,  Mar. 13    at 19:00 CET 
End: 
Sunday,  
Mar. 15 
 
at noon 
 

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