Thousandfold Lamps & Offerings (Tong Chö)

Palpung Thubten Chöling 245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls

A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers is offered weekly, accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice.

Commemoration of Buddha’s Joyful Day

Palpung Thubten Chöling 245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls

The observance of Buddha’s Joyful Day on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month is based on the story of Maudgalyayana, a disciple of the Buddha. Buddha’s Joyful Day is observed by making offerings of necessities to monastics, reciting sūtras and performing acts of generosity.

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