Wed 10 Apr 2024

News from the Awakened Heart Sangha

First, a message from Lama

A visit to Kathmandu. Lama, along with Sangha companions, spent two weeks in Nepal for the celebrations for Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche's 90th birthday, along with others of Khenpo's students.

Getting to know the Sangha. We asked Alan Fealdman, who contributes so much to the Sangha, to tell us about his involvement.

Practising together reminds us of our connection with the whole Sangha past, present and future. It’s also a powerful vehicle for connecting to power and inspiration of the lineage. Do join us online, Mebar explains how and tells us more about communications from the Hermitage.

Upcoming events: Register now to make sure of your place, some events are online, some in person and online. Sunday Gathering: Heart Wish and Death and Dying with Lama Tara on Sunday 28 April; Teaching day with our German Sangha, led by Lama Shenpen and Lama Agnes on Saturday 25th May; Sunday Gathering: Body Awareness and Death with Lama Agnes and Younten on Sunday 26th May; Formless Meditation Retreat with Lama Dashon Saturday 13th to Saturday 20th July.

Are you interested in Death and Dying? Join the next Death Cafe at 7pm on Monday 22nd April for an open discussion, it's very informal, there is no agenda.

Sign up for a DHB online study group: Places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment. Clarity with Namka starting Wednesday 17th April at 7pm;  Heart of Meditation with Dashon starting Wednesday 1st May at 7pm; Indestructible Heart Essence with Tsoknyi starting on Thursday 2nd May at 7pm; Heart Wish with Rinchen starting on Wednesday 8th May at 7pm; Mandala Principle with Lama Tara starting Tuesday 28th May at 5.20pm.

The Shrimalagana

Our Sangha is a Mandala, which is continually evolving around the core principle of Openness, Clarity and Sensitivity, with a mission to create a presence in the world of a genuine connection to Awakening for those who are seeking it.

This mandala is held by the commitment of the Mahayanagana members to that mission, who deepen their understanding of the Living the Awakened Heart training and values of the Sangha, and their connections to each other.

Within this circle is a small group, the Shrimalagana (SMG), who stand for these principles and guard the vision, values, and ethos of the Sangha. The SMG appoints the Dharma Director, and acts as a consultative group for them.

The trustees are drawn from the SMG and appoint the Operations Director who manages the team responsible for the Sangha’s activity.

So the Shrimalagana is the group responsible for supporting the Dharma Director and guarding the Sangha’s course.

The members of the Shrimalagana are:

Lama Shenpen, Lama Dashon, Lama Tara, Lama Agnes, Younten, Silvina, Yeshe, Five, Pati, Sherab, Ziji, Rinchen Khandro, Katie, Jonathan