Saturday, January 31, 2009

Medicine Buddha-Five Wisdom Energies

Hi Folks!

we are about to embark on a wonderful and very interesting exploration of
the Five Wisdom Energies/Maitri and the Medicine Buddha (Menla), with the
guidance of Jim Sacamano... Jim has written an introductory note which I
attach below...

if you're interested, please come along - we'll be doing this in our
sessions February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16, and April 6 and possibly 20...
We might even consider an irregular session March 30, but we'll talk about
that along the way (we usually only meet 1st and 3rd Mondays...)

If you've any questions, please email me back or call me at 250-595-0070 - I
don't guarantee answers, but I can try...

in the spirit

Walter Quan
for the Medicine Buddha Study Group

here's Jim:



Dear Friends on the Healing Path,

With the blessings and great kindness of Walter and Linda, I have managed to
provoke another crisis in our collective sanity by asking you to join us in
a study of Menla through the five wisdom eyes of the Maitri postures and
practices. This may be short notice for some of you, but anyone who has
done a Medicine Buddha course is welcome to attend any or all of this

In case there is anyone not familiar with Maitri, this teaching and practice
is one of the brilliant mind treasures of my root teacher and benefactor,
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Maitri relates to and actually shows us in a very
personal way the natural display of primordial wisdom as we humans can
experience it in ordinary life. This is done through the five colors and
five body postures. These in turn relate to the five elements, seasons,
directions and everything in life. These are also part of Menla practice as
demonstrated by the walls of Menla’s palace and the HUM in his heart.

I believe that by revisiting these postures in the context of Menla practice
we may be better able to find the hidden obstacles in our own path and
hidden powers as Menla healers. There is no charge for this class which
will run on the regular alternate Monday night Menla practice times for 5 or
6 sessions.

Whether or not you can attend, I wish you all the best in this new,
challenging and very “interesting” year and all those ahead. Whatever
practice you do, we all need you to do it more than ever.


Jim Sacamano

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