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Mandala Ritual Workshop

Offer the outer + inner universe

The mandala offering ritual is an extremely powerful method to generate tremendous merits. Spiritual merits are crucial for anyone wishing to progress on the Bodhisattva path. In fact, it’s been said that there’s nothing more meritorious that can be offered with your hands than the mandala.

Discover the correct technique behind the most popular mandala offering — the Mandala Offering of 37 Heaps — according to the tradition of Gaden Shartse Monastery. You’ll also learn the prayers and visualisations, the importance of motivation, and how mandala offerings generate merit.

This fun, hands-on workshop will give you the knowledge and confidence to incorporate mandala offerings into your daily sadhana and retreats, multiplying the results of your practice and helping you gain realisations such as bodhicitta and wisdom.

Led by our experienced Buddhist sangha and pastors, this course is suitable for anyone who is new to Tibetan Buddhist practices, as well as intermediate-level practitioners who want to polish their ritual skills.

 

2024 Dates

  • 11 May 2024 (Sat)
  • 9.30 am – 6.00 pm

Registration closes 3 working days before the programme start date.

 

Topics

  • Offerings and merits
  • Correct motivation
  • Brief history of mandala offerings
  • Inner, Outer, Secret & Suchness mandalas
  • Mandala offering mudra
  • Short mandala prayer & visualisation
  • Mandala offering set
  • Long mandala prayer & visualisation
  • Using the mandala set
  • Storing the mandala set
  • Putting it all together
  • Dos and don’ts

 

Suggested Donation

 

Non-Member

RM 138
  • Lunch & refreshments included
  • Accommodation not included
  • Donation is per pax
Register

Kechara Member

RM 98
  • Lunch & refreshments included
  • Accommodation not included
  • Donation is per pax
Register

 

What’s Included?

  • Live demonstrations
  • Detailed explanations
  • Guided practice sessions
  • Workshop materials
  • Pastor service & support

 

Can I stay overnight?

Our guesthouses are open for booking if you’d like to spend the night in Kechara Forest Retreat. See our rooms and rates.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we do our best to make our programmes available at a reasonable rate. Your donation also supports the cost of facilities, sanitising of premises and overheads.

 

What to Bring

  • Mala
  • Full mandala set (base, three rings and top ornament)
  • Mandala offering substance (rice, grains, beans, pearls or small crystals — enough to fill your mandala set + a few extra handfuls)
  • Cloth wrap
  • Notebook and pen
  • Water tumbler
  • Comfortable clothing that allows you to sit cross-legged on a meditation cushion
  • A shawl or sweater in case you feel cold
  • Medication or antihistamines if you have allergies to pollen, etc.
  • Face masks, face shield and hand sanitiser (optional)

 

Important Notes

  • To enhance your experience, you’re encouraged to minimise the distractions of daily life including the usage of any electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops throughout the workshop.
  • Recording of any form is not permitted.
  • Cancellation Policy: A partial refund will be issued for cancellations made at least five working days before the workshop start date. An administration fee of RM30 will be charged. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than five days before the workshop start date.
  • If sign ups for a particular language do not meet the minimum threshold, the programme in that language will be cancelled. You are welcome to join a different language group; otherwise your registration fee will be refunded.
  • The management reserves the right to amend the programme and/or revise prices without prior notice.