The PTC Sangha will be chanting practices for averting obstacles, sickness, war, and disasters, bringing all auspicious conditions for the coming year.
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December 29 – 31, Thursday – Saturday (8:00 am) | Druptab, the extended version of the Six-Armed Chadrupa practice.
These extended Mahakala prayers are performed to clear away obstacles.
December 31, Saturday (after Mahakala chanting) | Sür, Evening Fire Offering Ceremony
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.
January 1, Sunday (10:00 am) | Sang, Morning Fire Offering Ceremony
Sang is a special morning purification fire ceremony. It is an offering to all worldly gods and the 4 guests: Buddhas & Bodhisattvas; Protectors; sentient beings; and those with whom we have karmic debts. This practice pacifies war, encourages peace and averts sickness. It also creates merit and concludes the year-end chanting by purifying any remaining obstacles.
There are many ways to share in the merit of these activities through sponsoring meals, fire offering ceremonies, or the tea served during the chanting. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.
You may also 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.
As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on 845-297-2500 and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.
Please do not visit the monastery if you feel unwell and/or have a fever.
We urge all program participants to take precautions against the ongoing risk of COVID through protection such as having up-to-date vaccinations, wearing a good-quality mask indoors, washing hands and maintaining physical distance.
Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at all entryways.
Many thanks to all of you for your support in keeping this event as safe as possible!