Practice Compassion - Sadhana of Avalokiteshvara

  • Ecumenical Buddhist Society 1516 West 3rd Street Little Rock, AR, 72201 United States

Monday, October 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Sadhana of Avalokiteshvara with Ellis Widner & Charlotte Besch

Avalokitesvhara is the bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all the Buddhas. His names means “Lord who looks down” on all the sorrows of the all sentient beings. In other cultures, the bodhisattva is portrayed as female as Kwan Yin or as male as Lokesvara. The sadhana (practice) of Avalokiteshvara is the main practice in Tibet, with the mantra (Om Mana Padma Hung) appearing on buildings, on rocks, in jewelry, and on prayer wheels.  Teachings on the six realms of existence will also be included, since the recitation of the 6 syllables of the mantra will release all beings from these realms of conditioned existence.

Ellis Widner and Charlotte Besch are members of the Vajrayana practice group at EBS and have been practicing for over 20 years. For more information, contact Charlotte at cabesch@midsouth.ualr.edu.