Under 35s Sunday High Tea with Padmasambhava

Online - mastering the mother eater!

The Guru Padmasambhava

I will not be fixed on the tracks you are laying down for me. I will live the life of transformation in the world of transformation.

Listen to this talk on mastering the mother eater before coming along to the session.

Join us on Zoom at 3pm on Sunday afternoon.

Or use meeting ID 844 8075 6870 with passcode 397420 in your Zoom app.

High Tea sounds a bit posh. Padmasambhava is not a bit posh. The myths and legends surrounding Padmasambhava are wonderfully weird. They start in the primordial past and move into the future. The stories are set amidst a great mythic struggle that's always going on between wisdom and compassion, and the demonic forces of tyranny, anarchy, chaos and destruction. The thing is, Padmasambhava doesn't destroy these demonic forces: he transforms them. He somehow turns all that energy into a positive and creative force. We, too, can do that in the midst of the chaos of this world.

A rough programme for the afternoon (some prep on your part is needed!):

  • Before the Zoom session, listen to mastering the mother eater, a Dharma talk on Padmasambhava given by Padmavajra in 2009/10. You need to set aside about an hour to listen to it - fear not, Padmavajra is a passionate and engaging speaker! Note down any questions, thoughts or reflections.
  • Bring baked goods, or the afternoon tea of your choice (it is high tea, after all)

We'll do a short mindfulness practice, check in with each other, then discuss the talk. We might even meditate together. We'll see where Zoom (and potentially a lot of sugar) takes us...

This session is for people aged under 35 years and is an opportunity for younger people to come together and share and practice with their peers


19 September 2021  3:00pm-4:30pm


Koha is needed, but not necessary. The important thing is your presence!


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