Commemoration of Chotrul Duchen

Commemoration of Chotrul Duchen

Date: Sat, Mar 19, 2011 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Sat, Mar 19, 2011 5:00 am - 11:00 am MDT)
Duration: 6 Hours
In honor of the full moon of the Month of the Buddha's Miracles, Chotrul Duchen, when, for fifteen days, the Buddha displayed miracles we will be offering butterlamps (as part of our weekly Tong Chö).  On this very auspicious day your merit will be multiplied 10 million times, which happens only 4 times per year.  Please join us for the chanting and/or sponsoring the chanting. Please note: this event falls in the middle of the extended Nyungne Retreat (Fasting Ritual and Meditation of 1,000-armed Chenrezig) and specifically on a day when the nyungne participants will be maintaining total silence and complete fasting.

6:00 am | Tong Chö
A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezi practice.


10:00 am | Monlam Choga, followed by the Short Shitro Practice
Chanting of the Monlam Choga (Prayers of Auspiciousness), a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives.


You may make your donations on-line via PayPal or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Please make checks payable to Kagyu Thubten Choling or KTC. For credit card payments, fax your credit card number (VISA or MasterCard only), along with the expiration date and signature and the amount you would like to charge to (845) 297-5761. For your protection, please do not email your credit card information.


As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on  845-297-2500  and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.


There is no charge for attending the chanting but reservations are required one week in advance if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations. Please see General Information about Events at KTC for details. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.

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