OCTOBER 27th 9:00am PDT
*This event will be held ONLINE VIA ZOOM – A link and the text that will be used will be emailed to you upon completion of registration*
Lhabab Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Buddhist calendar, takes place this year on October 27th.
Lhabab Duchen celebrates Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s return to Earth from the God Realm of the Thirty-Three. That is where Buddha taught Dharma for several months to the gods, including his mother, Mayadevi, who had died a week after Buddha’s birth and had been reborn there. As a merit multiplying day, the karmic results of actions done on this day are multiplied 100 million times!
Shakyamuni Buddha Puja is a source of good collections: a rite of homage, worship (making offerings) and prayers to the teacher, the King of Sages, remembering his previous lives and biography.
The main point of this puja is to develop one’s faith in the Buddha and collect vast merits by thinking about the wonderful things he has done – both in his countless previous lives as a bodhisattva and in his life as Shakyamuni, feeling joyful about them and making offerings, both real and visualized.
About Venerable Yönten
Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is an American-born Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003. A practicing Buddhist since 1994, Venerable Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in Australia and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tanric College) from 2002 – 2009 completing their Buddhist Studies Program. She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers worldwide in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in 2012
Ven. Yönten was the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains of Australia from 2012 – 2015 before becoming teacher-in-residence six months of the year at Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity in New Zealand until 2018.
Land of Medicine Buddha is honored to have her joining the team as our newest addition of teachers. We know that new and long term students will enjoy her open and informal style. She is the type of teacher to encourage questions and debates. For more info. on Ven. Yönten visit: www.integratingbuddhism.net
WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP OUR GOMPA DOORS OPEN DUE TO THE KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY OF FOLKS LIKE YOU. DONATIONS RECEIVED FOR REGISTRATION OF THIS PUJA GO TOWARDS THE UP-KEEP, FUNCTIONING AND RUNNING OF LAND OF MEDICINE BUDDHA.
|Date(s):||Oct. 27th 9am PDT|
|Times:||9:00 am - 10:30 am|
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|Number of sessions:||1 Puja|
|Level:||All are welcome|
|Participation:||Please attend entire Puja|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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Registration and Donations for Shakyamuni Buddha Puja with Ven. Yönten (Lhabab Düchen)
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