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The Perfection of Merit: A Day of Dharma Activity

10/29/2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Buddhahood is the state in which one spontaneously and effortlessly benefits oneself and all beings without exception. In order to attain this state, we must perfect the accumulations of merit and wisdom. Through the perfection of the two accumulations, we purify our notions of self and other and realize the true nature of mind.

Below is a schedule of the day’s events, some of which you can participate in remotely. For information on how to join us via ZOOM, please click here.

9:45 am | Sponsoring of tormas, water bowls and flowers on the shrine; lighting of butterlamps

11:00 am | Chanting of Six-Armed White Mahakala sadhana

White Mahakala is a powerful deity that emanated from the compassion of Chenrezig to dispel the spiritual and material poverty of sentient beings. The White Mahakala practice enhances good fortune in all aspects of life and eliminates obstacles to prosperity and growth.
12:30 pm | Lunch
1:45 pm | Circumambulation of Stupa (no zoom)
2:30 pm | 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.

There are many ways to share in the merit of these activities through the offering of butter lamps, sponsoring the chanting, the tea served during the chanting, lunch and the fire ceremony.

You may also simply mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

Palpung Thubten Chöling
Attn: Office
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.



Palpung Thubten Chöling
245 Sheafe Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 United States
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