Event Date/Time: April 20, 9am-1pm

“Around this Mandala, this sacred spot,
May the flames that transmute Samsara into Nirvana arise.”

When we smell smoke, when we see or hear fire, when we accidentally burn ourselves, we are suddenly alert. Fire can mean great danger. It can also mean warmth and life in an otherwise hostile environment. The Buddha described our sense experience as being on fire.
As a symbol, fire is often associated with transformation. On this practice morning, we’ll be exploring the symbolism of fire, and creating a working fire pit for use on retreats and special events. The firepit will serve a purpose when we ritually install the stone Buddhas on the big men’s weekend retreat in June.


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Led by: Order team
Times: Sunday, April 20th, 9am-1pm
Venue: Aryaloka
Fee: Donations Appreciated
Level: Open to All Men
Directions: Directions Page

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