Autumnal Equinox 2021 - Nalandabodhi Seattle
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Autumnal Equinox 2021

Wed., September 22, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Autumnal Equinox: Aspiration of Samantabhadra

6-6:45 p.m.  (Pacific time) Teaching by Mitra Tyler Dewar

6:45-7:30 p.m. (Pacific time) Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra

The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra is  one of the most famous and recited texts of the Dzogchen tradition and represents a profound practice unto itself. It is commonly recited on such occasions as solstices, equinoxes, and new years.
Before the group recitation of the aspiration, Mitra Tyler will explore the content and meaning of the aspiration in a brief talk.
All are welcome.   Registration is free.


Mitra Tyler Dewar was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. He has been engaged in the study and practice of Buddhism since 1996, becoming a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche two years later. He began studying the Tibetan language in 1997, and became an oral interpreter and textual translator for Nitartha Institute and Nalandabodhi in 2000.

Mitra Tyler joined the faculty of Nitartha Institute in 2003 and was appointed as a senior teacher in Nalandabodhi in 2005. He has served as an oral interpreter for lineage-holding masters of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. Tyler enjoys teaching on such topics as the four immeasurables, and exploring how the great Buddhist forebears inspire and inform life in the 21st century.

A musician and singer, he has participated in the creation of several ‘melodized’ liturgies and ‘dharma songs.’ Tyler is the father of an amazing daughter and lives in Seattle, Washington.

Date/Time Date(s) - Wed., September 22, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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