29th Kagyu Monlam 2012 March 1 - 8

29th Kagyu Monlam 2012 March 1 - 8

Postby phantom59 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:49 pm

Event : 29th Kagyu Monlam 2012
Date : March 1 - 8
Venue : Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, Bihar State, India
Website : http://www.kagyumonlam.org/English/News ... edule.html
Programme :

Vajradhara Lineage Prayer Teachings Feb 26 - 28
February 26, Sunday,
Session I: 9:00–11:00 am
Session II: 3:00–5:00 pm

February 27, Monday
Session I: 9:00–11:00 am
Session II: 3:00–5:00 pm

February 28, Tuesday,
Session I: 9:00–11:00 am
No afternoon session.

29th Kagyu Monlam March 1 - 8

March 1 Thursday @ Mahabodhi Temple
5:30–8:00 am Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam
8:30–10:30 am Teachings on Akshobhya
2:00–3:30 pm King of Aspirations, Maitreya’s Aspiration
4:00–5:30 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

March 2 Friday @ Mahabodhi Temple
5:30–8:00 am Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam
8:30–10:30 am Teachings on Akshobhya
2:00–3:30 pm King of Aspirations, Aspiration from The Way of Bodhisattva
4:00–5:30 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

March 3 Saturday @ Mahabodhi Temple
5:30–8:00 am Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam
8:30–10:30 am Teachings on Akshobhya
2:00–3:30 pm King of Aspirations, Sukhavati Prayer
4:00–5:30 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

March 4 Sunday @ Mahabodhi Temple
5:30–8:00 am Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam
8:30–10:30 am Teachings on Akshobhya
2:00–3:30 pm Removal of Obstacles: Praises of Tara and Saraswati
4:00–5:30 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

March 5 Monday @ Mahabodhi Temple
5:30–8:00 am Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam
8:30–10:30 am Akshobhya Empowerment
2:00–3:30 pm Removal of Obstacles: Prayers to Guru Rinpoche
4:00–5:30 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

March 6 Tuesday @ Mahabodhi Temple
5:30–7:30 am Sojong vows & Medicine Buddha Puja
7:30 am Kangyur Procession
8:30–10:30 am Kangyur Reading
2:00–3:30 pm Prayers for the Well-Being of Tibet
4:00–5:30 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

March 7 Wednesday @ Mahabodhi Temple
5:30–7:30 am Sojong vows & Twenty-Branch Monlam
8:00–9:30 am Akshobhya Ritual
9:30–11:00 am Alms Procession
2:00–3:30 pm Akshobhya ritual and Dharani Sutra
4:00–5:30 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam
8:00 pm Akshobhya Purification Ritual

March 8 Thursday @ Monlam Pavilon
5:30–8:00 am
Sojong vows, Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche & Gyaltsap Rinpoche Long Life Ceremony, and the Sixteen Elders puja
8:30–10:30 am Offerings to the Gurus
1:30–3:00 pm Offerings to the Gurus
3:30–5:30 pm Sponsor Appreciation and Special Address
7:30 pm Marme Monlam (Lamp Prayer)




















Location:
The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and other high lamas will preside over an assembly of thousands of monks, nuns and lay devotees to pray for the wellbeing of the world and for all sentient beings to be touched by the wisdom, compassion and power of the buddhas and bodhisattvas.

Gyalwang Karmapa will give a public teaching connected with the practice of Buddha Akshobhya (Tibetan: Mitrukpa). His Holiness will also give oral instructions on different meditations, and will give a commentary each day on one of the specific prayers for that day. In addition, there will be prayers recited for the wellbeing of Tibet.

The Medicine Buddha Ritual, and Tara, Guru Rinpoche and other prayers will be recited for the benefit of the living, and the Akshobhya Ritual and Fire Ritual will be offered for those who have passed away. For the benefit of both the living and the deceased, there will be a complete reading of the Kangyur, a special long-life puja in relation to the Sixteen Arhats ritual, an alms procession, a sutric tradition Guru Puja with distribution of tsog, and the Lamp Prayer.
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