In honor of Chötrul Duchen, the full moon of the Month of the Buddha’s Miracles when, for fifteen days, the Buddha displayed miracles, we will be offering 1,000 butterlamps as part of our weekly Tong Chö. On this very auspicious day your merit will be multiplied 10 million times, which happens only 4 times per year. Please join us for the chanting and/or sponsoring the chanting.
Schedule of events:
6:30 am | Thousandfold Lamp Offering (Tong Chö)
A traditional Tong Chö of 1,000 butter lamps, 1,000 bowls of saffron water and 300 bowls filled with rice, incense and flowers accompanied by chanting of the Chenrezig practice
For the following session join us in person and on Zoom. To join remotely, please click here.
10:00 am | Kalu Rinpoche’s Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga), followed by the Short Practice of the Peaceful & Wrathful Deities (Shitro)
Chanting of the Monlam Choga, a practice of offering and aspiration prayers compiled by Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. This is followed by the short liturgy of Shitro (Peaceful and Wrathful Deities), a profound practice from the cycle of teachings and meditations of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. We dedicate this practice to the deceased in order to purify negativities, avert obstacles in the bardo, and establish a connection with the deities that will ripen in future lives
To join the chanting please download Kalu Rinpoche’s Practice of Aspiration Prayers (Monlam Choga).
There are many ways to share in the merit of these activities through sponsoring the chanting, the tea served during the chanting, meals, and the offering of butter lamps. Be sure to include a prayer with your donation which will be read aloud to the assembly.
You may make your donations on-line 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.
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!