Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Celebrating the Anniversary of Lord Shakyamuni Buddha’s fifteen days of the display of miracles.

The Western year 2019 corresponds with the Tibetan year 2146, Female Earth Pig.

From the first day of the Tibetan first month until the fifteenth is the great special time of Buddha showing miraculous powers in order to subdue the Six Founders and to inspire faith in his followers.

Losar (Tib 1) is the most important yearly celebration in Tibetan Buddhism and the next 14 days that follow are special times for practice, culminating on Tib 15, Chotrul Duchen (the Day of Miracles). Any actions done during that period of time are multiplied in their power. Karmic results are multiplied by one hundred million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the Vinaya text, Treasure of Quotations and Logic. It is a very powerful time to practice and increase one’s commitment to both practice and study.”

We usually have a strong showing by the local Tibetan community who attend wearing their traditional costumes. The altar will be set up with traditional fried pastries (kap-se), butter sculptures, and other things representing prosperity.

Recitations (in Tibetan) this morning will include:

  • Lama Chöpa with Tsog
  • Palden Lhamo Tea Offering
  • and maybe some other prayers in Tibetan

Potluck Lunch will follow the recitations. If the weather permits the lunch will be held in the upper meadow (dining room if the weather does not permit outside activities).

Date(s): Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Times: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Samten
Type of event: community
Number of sessions: 1
Level: general
Participation: open to all
Location: Main Gompa
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