Chotrul Duchen, Day of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Great Miracles, March 12. 2017, 9:30 AM:
This day ends the 15 days of miracles and we invite you to join us in celebrating this most auspicious day. We will practice the Bodhisattva Vows, The Treasure of Blessings of the Ritual of the Buddha, and the Shower of Blessings tsog. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us in these traditional practices. Our practices are traditional Buddhist chants/prayers which have been created over time to calm our minds, respect the Buddhas, and bring us closer to our own Buddha Nature.
If you have them, bring your texts, flowers or tea lights (flameless candles are appreciated, too) for the beauty of the Temple, and a finger food for the feast. These are traditional offerings for Buddhist celebrations (along with any monetary donation you care to make). You are, of course, invited without any offerings at all, just come.
Lama Pasang is here!
We will be holding 2 retreats with him:
Vajrakilaya Retreat November 26 and 27.
“The practice of Vajrakilaya blazes at the very heart of the ancient Vajrayana traditions of Tibet. The wrathful heruka Vajrakilaya is a yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas, manifesting in an intensly wrathful yet compassionate form in order to subjugate the delusion and negativity that can arise as obstacles to the practice of Dharma. In fact, the practice of Vajrakilaya is famous in Tibetan Buddhism as an exceptionally powerful method to remove obstacles, destroy the forces hostile to compassion, and purify the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age.” Sogyal Rinpoche
Please visit our calendar for exact times, etc. Everyone should bring their bell and dhamaru to this retreat, if you have them. Also, we will be having Tsok, so please bring a small unopened finger food, delicious drink or other offering for the Tsok.
Lhadrup Tigle Gyachen Retreat – December 3 and 4th
The Sealed Quintessence — the innermost secret lama practice in the Longchen Nyingtik cycle.
This is considered an indispensable preliminary to Dzogchen practice. Namdroling Montana received this empowerment during Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpcohe’s visit over New Year 2011, AND he gave this empowerment again at his most recent visit. He has asked that we maintain our samaya by doing this practice together on the 30th day of the Tibetan calendar. Khenchen has indicated that anyone with good intentions towards Buddhahood can attend this practice, however, if you have not had the empowerment, it is best not to purchase the practice book or practice this on your own.
During this retreat we will be doing intensive practice of Lhadrup Tigle. Once again, please see our calendar for full details.
Need more information? Please call 406-587-2907