Lhabab Düchen Celebration
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
7:00pm: Sutra Recitation (Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels)
Wednesday, October 27
6:00am: Precepts and Morning Prayers
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One of the four great holy days in the Tibetan calendar, Lhabab Duchen marks the anniversary of Shakyamuni Buddha’s return to Earth after spending three months in the God Realm of Thirty-Three, a higher realm where his mother was reborn after she died shortly after giving him birth. The Buddha traveled to this realm in order to repay her kindness by giving teachings to liberate her from samsara. His teachings in the God Realm of the Thirty-Three also benefited the Arya Beings who lived there.
Make skies of merit on this special day by practicing generosity. Our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, citing the Vinaya text The Treasure of Quotations and Logic, tells us that the benefit from generous actions are multiplied one hundred million times on Merit Multiplying Days.
Read more of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice about Merit Multiplying days.