Lha Bab Duchen
Sunday 20 November 2016
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.
- 6:30am Precepts given by Geshe Sonam (eight vows taken for 24 hours with an attitude to benefit others)
- 12noon Set up extensive water bowls and light offerings
- 5pm Light offerings and Shakyamuni Buddha Puja
By donation. Offering of food, flowers welcome.
Please note that Sunday Meditation at 10am and Geshe Sonam’s teachings at 2.30pm will take place as normal.