Special Days

Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:37 am

Sunday 24 November, 2013 is the last duchen day in this year. This day is Lha Bab Duechen, Descent from Heaven Day, the day that Shakyamuni Buddha returned from the Heaven of the 33 where he had gone to teach Dharma to his mother Mahamaya and dewas.

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Re: Special Days

Postby Adamantine » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:50 pm

Today is the full moon, and also the anniversary of Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche. _/\_

And then on this Sunday, the 19th of January it is the anniversary of the mahaparinirvana of HH Dudjom Rinpoche, the regent of Guru Rinpoche who showed us such vast kindness, and whose light continues to radiate wisdom blessings through space. It is a great day to do Guru Yoga, tsok offering, etc.


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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:48 am

Eclipses in October:

8 October - partial lunar eclipse in North America. Totality is supposed to be visible on the East Coast prior to sunup at around 7 am.

23 October - partial solar eclipse visible all over North America except New England in the afternoon but esp. visible on the West Coast.

Remember that merit and demerit are multiplied during eclipses.

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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:08 am

Lhabab Duechen, Descent from Heaven Day and the last major holy day of the religious year until Losar, falls on 13 November, 2014. Merit or demerit is said to be multiplied ten million times.
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"The way to solve problems in your life is to open your heart to others and think differently."
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"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:45 pm

There will be a lunar eclipse 4 April, 2015 over the Pacific. This can be seen before dawn in the Western US and Saturday evening in Asia.

Merit/demerit is multiplied 10,000 times.

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Re: Special Days

Postby kirtu » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:43 am

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Chokhor Duchen 2015 - the 4th day of the 6th month of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, the First Turning of the wheel of Shakyamuni Buddha begins at sunrise 5:12 am in Bodhgaya on 20 July (11:42 pm GMT 19 July) - just a few minutes from now (I'm posting at 7:40 pm on 19 July, 2015).

Happy Chokhor Duchen!

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