2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series - The Ratna Family
with Betsy Pond & Teresa Spicer
March 20 / 10:00 AM - March 20 / 12:30 AM
2021 Buddhist Wisdoms and Realms series
This will be a year long study of the 5 Buddha Families (wisdom) and the 6 Realms in preparation for the culminating event of the reading of the Tibetan Book of the Dead which incorporates these teachings. Each class will be a stand alone class or taken as a series. The class will be the third Saturday of the month unless there is a conflict. If you can not take the series, no worries, each class can be considered as a stand alone.
To honor our local traditions, an ofrenda will be a part of the final event to celebrate the traditional Mexican Día de Muertos.
Classes will be on the third Saturday of the month from 10 AM to 12:30 PM (except the Nov. 3rd event. See below)
January 16 The Buddha Family with Shastri Betsy Pond
February 20 The Vajra Family With Shastri Linda Mockeridge and Adriana Salazar
March 20 The Ratna Family
April 17 The Padma Family
May 15 The Karma Family
June 19 The Animal Realm
July 17 The Hell Realm
August 21 The Hungry Ghost Realm
September 18 The Human Realm
October 16 The God Realm and the Jealous God Realm
November 3* The reading of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the celebration of Día de Muertos. This event will be from 5-9:30 PM NOTE: this is moved to Nov. 3 because Nov. 2, 2021 is election day
Reading of the Tibetan Book of the Dead (3 ½ hours needed) and an Ofrenda for the Day of the Dead (An ofrenda (Spanish: "offering") is a home altar with a collection of objects placed on a ritual display during the annual and traditionally Mexican Día de Muertos celebration.)
The entire event may be 4 ½ hours with a social to follow.