Lhabab Duchen, or The Great Occasion (“Duchen”) of Buddha Sakyamuni’s Descent from Heaven, is one of the four great Tibetan Buddhist holidays commemorating four events in the life of the Buddha. This holiday is celebrated to observe the return of Buddha Sakyamuni from the god realm (where he had traveled to teach his mother and the gods) back to earth. This year, Lhabab Duchen is observed on Thursday, October 31st.
It is common to observe these holidays by engaging in dharma practice or other virtuous actions. In honor of this special day, KTC is organizing a food drive for the Holy Family Pantry. The pantry serves many families in the Franklinton neighborhood as well as families staying at a nearby shelter. The food drive will start on Sunday, October 7th and conclude on Sunday, November 4th.
Please consider donating non-perishable food items (canned fruit, vegetables, juice, meat and boxed crackers, pasta) and toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, diapers) and place your donations in plastic bin located in at the rear of the Lower Social Hall at Tifereth Israel. Your donations will make a big difference for these moms, dads and kids! Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Also, one to two volunteers are also needed to take the donated items to Holy Family after November 4th. If interested in helping, please contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.