Holy Day – Lha Bab Duchen

Extensive Light Offerings

Lha Bab Duchen
Tuesday 3 November 2015

This is one of the big holy days of the year marking the time when the Buddha repaid the kindness of his mother by giving her teachings. The effect of positive actions is magnified hundreds of thousands of times on this day so it is traditional to take the Eight Mahayana Precepts for 24 hours.

  • 6:00am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
  • 2:00pm Set up extensive water bowls and light offerings
  • 7:30pm Light offerings and Shakyamuni Buddha Puja

By donation. Offering of food, flowers welcome.

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