Green Tara recitation at 07.30 – 08.30 am
Every morning the practice of the Green Tara is recited in the temple. This text of Green Tara is a terma (a hidden treasure) of Guru Rinpoche, which was discovered in Tibet at the end of the 19th century by Choegyur lingpa. The practice of Green Tara belongs to the Kyiya Tantra where purity of body, speech and mind are observed before and during the practice (e.g. no consumption of meat or alcohol). This is why traditionally in Tibet, this practice is always recited in the morning. Tara is known for her immediate response and for her protection from all types of fears and suffering. She fulfils heartfelt wishes and brings upon joy and happiness of the mind. The practice entails praises and mental offerings to Tara.
Chenrezig recitation 19.00 – 20.00 pm
Chenrezig is the embodiment of the limitless loving kindness and compassion of all the Buddhas. Every evening the text of Thangtong Gyalpo (14th century realised master) is recited. All sentient beings have Buddha-nature but due to the lack of recognition of this pure nature, beings remain in suffering. This practice of Chenrezig focuses on developing compassion for all sentient beings, including ourselves. If strong and unwavering compassion is cultivated for all beings one awakens as inseparable with Chenrezig.