An Evening with Parami
Wednesday 6 December 7pm – 9:15pm
This evening we are delighted to welcome our friend Parami to York Buddhist Centre Practice Evening. Parami has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since 1980 and has led retreats and workshops in many parts of the world, and especially in Mexico and Spain.
Tonight she will be exploring the qualities, teachings and life of the ‘Precious Guru’ Padmasambhava, the ‘Lotus-Born’, a legendary Indian Buddhist mystic who lived in 8th century and introduced Buddhism to Tibet after converting the demons which were resisting change. Little is known about the real Padmasambhava who is regarded as the ‘second Buddha’ but his legendary story is full of colourful tales of wild charnel (burning) grounds, beautiful and fierce dakinis (sky walkers) and dangerous demons.
Padmasambhava is a popular, colourful and courageous figure of devotion in Triratna, encouraging his followers to cast off the mundane aspects of their lives and transform themselves through deep practice of the Dharma.
All over 18 are welcome.
Parami has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since 1980. In that time she has led retreats and workshops in many parts of the world. Her particular interest in the Bodhisattva Ideal has shown itself in many ways, including many years of teaching the Bodhicaryavatara. After living in a number of our communities (including Taraloka), she has returned to living in her native Scotland.
She is involved with Triratna activities around the world, especially in Spanish-speaking Centres. She has been a private and public preceptor since the early 2000s.