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12/21/2020 – Winter Solstice Celebration
12/21/2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In light of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, to protect the well-being and safety of everyone, Palpung Thubten Chöling Monastery remains closed to the public.
Join us on-line as we celebrate the shortest day of the year, welcome the returning light, assuage obstacles and karmic debt, and pray for all those who have passed.
This session is being offered remotely on Zoom. If you would like to participate please email Lama Lhadrun.
4:00 pm | Chanting Chenrezig Sadhana and Evening Fire Ceremony
We chant and meditate on Chenrezig in order to realize our inborn great compassion. Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche has said that, “Chenrezig is the embodiment of compassion, Bodhicitta. We reach Buddhahood intentionally, and the intention is Bodhicitta. That is what Chenrezig represents. The Chenrezig Sadhana is the most sacred and profound sadhana. By practicing it with awareness, you can attain Chenrezig’s enlightened body, speech, and mind.”
Sür (evening fire offering ceremony) is an offering to the 4 guests: the Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. It averts obstacles and sickness and is dedicated to those who are dying, beings in the Bardo, and to beings with whom we have karmic debts.
Please feel free to send in short prayers with an offering of $5 or more. They will be read aloud to the assembly before the chanting begins.
You may make your donations on-line (specify purpose for payment as Winter Solstice) or simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:
Palpung Thubten Chöling
245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
Please make checks payable to Palpung Thubten Choling or PTC. 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.