November 10, 2017
Lha Bab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth Tibetan month. Buddha’s mother Mayadevi was reborn in Indra’s heaven. To repay her kindness and to liberate her, and also to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teachings in the realm of the gods. When he was about to return to this world, Indra and Brahma manifested three stairs of 80,000 yojanas each reaching this world in Sankisa. As the Buddha walked down the central one, they accompanied him to his left and right carrying umbrellas to honor him. He descended to earth in Sankisa, which is located in modern Uttar Pradesh, and which is counted among the eight holy places.
The Rime Center will be hosting a series of pujas ceremonies and open meditation sessions as an opportunity for you to come in and meditate throughout the day at your own pace and time limit. The morning will start with participants receiving the 24 hour Mahayana vows and will have available open meditation sessions as an opportunity for you to come in and meditate throughout the day at your own pace and time limit. The evening will end with a special puja lead by Geshe Thinley.
Schedule for Puja Ceremonies
5:30 am – 24-Hour Mahayana Vows Given
6:30 am – Shakyamuni Water Offering
10:30 am – Shakyamuni Buddha Puja
12 pm – Green Tara Sadhana
2 pm – Shakyamuni Buddha Puja
5:30 pm – Special Puja by Geshe Thinley