Lhabab Düchen, also known as Buddha’s Descent from Tushita, is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar. As a Buddha Multiplying Day, karmic results of actions on this day are multiplied one hundred million times.
This amazing result is sourced by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic.
This day is considered to be very auspicious for practice. To celebrate the occasion we will have a special program at Tashi Gatsel Ling Buddhist Center on November 19, 2019.
9:00 am – 12 pm – Reading the Golden Light Sutra, with a tea break at 10:30 am.
Reciting any part of the Buddha’s speech is considered to be extremely virtuous, enabling the reader to accumulate vast stores of merit through expressing the Dharma taught by one who achieved the sorrow-less state of enlightenment. Those with an interest in reciting the Mahayana sutras taught by the Buddha can take part in sutra reading sessions, which is so very beneficial for purification and accumulation practices, especially on merit-multiplying days such as Lhabab Duchen. Reciting the sacred words of the Buddha from the Golden Light Sutra or the Sanghata Sutra together with a group often brings a sense of peace and quiet accomplishment to the reader.
12pm-2pm – Break for lunch
2pm-4pm – Conclude reading Golden Light Sutra
This sutra makes beings supremely serene, utterly alleviates sorrow and afflictive emotions, utterly removes all forms of harm and utterly overcomes hundreds of thousands of afflictions.
– Golden Light Sutra
6:30pm-8pm – Sakyamuni Buddha Puja, led by Venerable Tenzin Dasel.
Please join us for a beautiful meditation and practice, and bring something to offer on the altar (flowers, fruits, nuts, chocolate are good items)
Anyone is welcome to drop in for any session! No registration needed and by donation.