on Lha Bab Duchen
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Sangye Khandro or Lama Chonam will offer a short teaching on the meaning of this special day. Then we will do the Liturgy of the Buddha called Treasury of Blessings by Mipham Janyang Gyatso.
Texts you will need:
Shakyamuni sadhana available here.
Prayer for Excellent Conduct: download your free copy here.
Extra prayers packet: English Chinese
LHA BAB DUCHEN, the "Festival of the Descent from Heaven," occurs on the 22nd day of the 9th Tibetan month--this year, that falls on Saturday, November 7th. Previously, Buddha had ascended to the Heaven of Thirty-Three in order to give teachings to benefit the gods in the desire realms and to repay the kindness of his mother by liberating her from samsara. On this day, Buddha returned from heaven to earth.
This is one of four special festival days that occur each year. On each of these days, it is said that the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times. Thus, it is traditional to engage in virtuous activities and prayers on these days. We hope you can join us!