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Holy Day: Descent from the God Realm (Lha Bab Duchen)

04/11/2023 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

5am: Precepts at home

10am: Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) Puja led by Ven Jigme with the Bhutanese community

It will include all the traditional puja instruments including the long horns.  All welcome.

Guru Rinpoche Prayer Book PDF

4pm: Shakyamuni Buddha Puja

Our late Spiritual Director, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, advised to do this puja on holy days.

Lhabab Duchen is one of the four big Buddhist festivals on the calendar where the merit of virtuous actions is said to be magnified 100 million times. It commemorates the Buddha’s return to Earth from the God Realm of the Thirty-Three after teaching Dharma for several months to the gods, including his mother, Mayadevi, who had died a week after Buddha’s birth and been reborn there.

All welcome

Offerings of food and flowers welcome


12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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