Lhabab Düchen Celebration
led by MaryEllen Kirkpatrick
Saturday, November 4, 2023
2:00pm – 3:00pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
One of the four great holy days in the Tibetan calendar, and merit-multiplying days, Lhabab Duchen commemorates the return of Shakyamuni Buddha 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.
We will be reciting The Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels.
Texts may be downloaded using these links:
Everybody is welcome to attend!
This is a free event. Donations are appreciated.
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.