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Lhabab Duchen - Three-Year Retreats Commence

Lhabab Duchen - Three-Year Retreats Commence

Date: Thu, Nov 17, 2011 10:00 am
(Thu, Nov 17, 2011 8:00 am MST)
Duration: All Day
Lhabab Duchen is one of the four main Buddhist holidays, commemorating the Buddha Shakyamuni's return to the human realm after having taught his mother in the Tushita gods' realm. It is a powerful day in which the results of all actions are multiplied 100 million times.

Lama Norlha Rinpoche and the KTC Sangha will perform the traditional ceremonies and procession for guiding the new retreatants into the retreats. This usually takes place in the late afternoon.  It is considered extremely auspicious to accompany the retreatants as they are inaugurated into the three-year retreat. Attending the ceremonies accumulates great merit, makes a strong karmic connection to the Dharma and creates the conditions for participating in a retreat in this or future lives.

9:00 am | Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony
Sang is a special morning purification fire ceremony. It is an offering to all worldly gods and the 4 guests: Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. This practice pacifies war, encourages peace and averts sickness.

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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