WATER OFFERING RITUAL
OCEANSIDE CEREMONY IN MONTEREY BAY, CA
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021 10 AM PDT
with GESHE DANGSONG NAMGYAL
During the time of Buddha Tonpa Shenrab, the people, through ignorance, destroyed sacred enviroments. In those sacred grounds and waters, many spirits resided. These nagas, being powerful, became affected and angry, and inflicted upon the people great illness and devastation.
The people made supplications to the Buddha, and he gave offerings, mantras, meditation & teachings to reestablish balance and harmony, and to purify their inner energies.
This water torma offering ceremony, prepared with great motivation, is an effective method for pacifying problems of physical, mental and environmental imbalance and restore peaceful and compassionate relations in our world.
THE TEXT FOR THE CEREMONY IS NEWLY TRANSLATED.
THE CEREMONY WILL BE ABOUT TWO HOURS.
THE CEREMONY WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA ZOOM AND IN PERSON.
REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE REQUIRED. DONATION APPRECIATED.
TO ATTEND ONLINE:
PLEASE REGISTER. ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT. [WE HAVE BEEN TESTING THE CONNECTION, BUT WILL HAVE A RECORDING IF IT FAILS]. TEXTS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE.
TO ATTEND IN PERSON:
• COVID RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.
• BE PREPARED FOR ANY WEATHER; BRING WATER, HAT, SUNSCREEN AND CHAIR.
• IF POSSIBLE, ARRIVE EARLY TO PARTICIPATE IN MAKING OFFERINGS AND GENERATE MOTIVATION AND BENEFIT.
• FEEL FREE TO BRING FLOWERS, FRUIT, BOWL FOR WATER—
AND A SMALL SNACK TO SHARE.
• DONATIONS TO GESHE MAY BE MADE PERSONALLY
LOCATION: SEABRIGHT BEACH, SANTA CRUZ, CA
DIRECTIONS: FROM HIGHWAY 1, EXIT MORRISSEY BLVD. TURN RIGHT ONTO SOQUEL (LEFT LANE). TURN LEFT ONTO SEABRIGHT AVE. AND GO TO END. TURN RIGHT ONTO EAST CLIFF DRIVE.
STREET PARKING AVAILABLE.