Purifying the Past

Workshop on the practice of the

35 Confession Buddhas

Saturday, November 19 | 9am - 12:30pm

Does it feel like no matter how hard you try you can’t develop a calm and peaceful mind? 

Under the influence of deluded minds we have created a great deal of negative karma, as a result we now experience many difficulties and suffering. No matter how negative our mind is, there is a way to find peace. We have the opportunity to purify our mind completely and develop a calm and peaceful mind by engaging in this ancient purification practice.

One of the most powerful purification practices is The Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps, also known as The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls. In this practice, we visualize the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas and practice purification in their presence. Through the power of their blessings and prayers, we can swiftly purify even the heaviest negative actions simply by faithfully reciting their names.

In this special workshop you’ll learn the meaning and powerful purifying ability of the 35 Confession Buddha practice and begin to develop the calm and peaceful mind you’ve been searching for.

Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary. If you wish to learn the full-length prostration, please wear attire that you can move in.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

“Prostrations are a powerful method for purifying negative karma, disease, and obstacles, and for increasing our merit, our happiness, and our Dharma realizations. Temporarily, prostrations improve our physical health, and ultimately they cause us to attain a Buddha’s Form Body.”

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, The Bodhisattva Vow


Session 1 (Teaching)  -  9:00-10:15am

Session 2 (Teaching)  -  10:45-11:45am

Session 3 (Practice) - 12:00-12:30pm


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No one is refused for lack of funds. Please contact us if cost is preventing you from attending.

Nick Birdsall

Nick is an experienced practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism. Having met these teachings in 1993 in his native England, Nick has received many teachings directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He is a regular volunteer at Heruka Center. Nick presents Buddha’s teachings and meditations with clarity and warmth and is appreciated for his sincerity and spiritual confidence.

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