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April 16, 2008

Mandala Retreat – April 6, 2008

The day immediately after the BFC examination, we had a wonderful half day (3 – 9pm) merit accumulation mandala retreat. It was again very surprising and very inspiring after the many tiring days of studies and pressure from the exam, I didn’t expect many to turn up. However about 100 participants attended consisting of many regular members, senior people, young children plus many new faces. It was a very wonderful retreat. Everyone enjoyed it very much!

We combined the practice of Refuge & Bodhicitta and Mandala (37 heaps and 7 heaps) offering using the mandala base. Many have learned to use the base and ring and now everyone is a professional in the mandala practice. Hopefully we are able to start the actual 100,000 accumulation of preliminary retreat such as Mandala, Refuge & Bodhicitta and Prostration in the very near future.

We sincerely dedicate this extensive merit for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche, Phuntsok Rinpoche and all the holy gurus. We would also dedicate to the peace and liberation from the great sufferings of all beings and whatever problems that is happening in Tibet and other parts of the world.

Pictures taken by Ven. Osel .